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This time around, Frank is doing a favor for a friend and is "transporting" the son of a government official to and from school. Frank and the boy have developed a bond since the boy's father (played by Matthew Modine) always seems to be away from home on business and has lost touch with the boy's life (Modine's character gets his son a complete baseball outfit for his birthday, only to find out his son stopped playing last year and is now a pretty good soccer player). Unfortunately, a Miami drug runner (played by Alessandro Gassman) has plans to kidnap the child and use him as the carrier of a deadly virus to kill his father. Now it's up to Frank to save the boy and find the antidote to cure him.
If you enjoyed the first movie, this one won't disappoint. The fight sequences here are choreographed again by Corey Yuen (though he doesn't direct this time around) and Luc Beeson had a hand in the screenplay. This movie doesn't stray far from the original formula that worked so well (fast cars, martial arts battles every few minutes, Statham's quiet manner even in the midst of a dozen guys out to get him, etc). Statham keeps the character low-key through everything, as if nothing can worry the Transporter.
Unfortunately, in an attempt to take everything a step further, there are a few sequences that go over the top.Read more ›
In this sequel to The Transporter Jason Stratham is in Miami working as a chauffer/bodyguard for a wealthy family who springs into action when the young son of his client is kidnapped. The movie is full of high action car chases and stunts. Set in the beautiful Miami, Florida area, so again if you don't enjoy high action movies, just sit back and enjoy the view.
Highly recommended for fans of Jason Stratham , James Bond movies, and high action movies, especially car chases.
Gunner March, 2008
Who is The Transporter?
The Transporter is the ultimate anti-hero of modern movies in the classic sense (sorry Batman fans). He doesn't play by the rules, he makes his own. He's brooding, expressionless most of the time, and borderline personality-less. He drives sports-cars with precision instead of reckless abandon, dresses in a smart-looking suit, and transports all kinds of unsavory goods for the right price. Yet somehow, this man with seemingly no scruples or morals when it comes to dealing with the criminal element again and again finds himself getting involved in saving innocents from BAD people. Like Roger Smith from the Big O (anime), or John Steed from the Avengers (television), he'd rather live a quiet life of comfort and deal with people in a professional manner than have things get stirred up (it would unstraighten his tie and stain his upholstery), but in a world gone mad a ronin samurai (a knight with no master/champion in search of a lady to defend) is probably the best you could ever hope for. Of course that just describes who HE is...
The plot is simple. Our slick/code-of-honor-driven/cooler-than-ice protagonist Frank Martina finally finds himself a nice job and a quiet life shuttling a kid back and forth for his rich parents (and a jerk of a father who's a government big-wig). Then some bad guys try to inject something in the kid when he goes in for a medical check-up.Read more ›
Okay, let me try again. Imagine the sad restraint of Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense. Then add the martial arts skills of Jet Li in Romeo Must Die and the driving skills of Robert DeNiro in Ronin. Mix well. Voila! You have The Transporter, a martial arts action flick with a bald Special Forces guy (Frank Martin, played by Jason Statham) in the lead.
The Transporter is one of those hidden gems amongst action films. I stumbled upon it through Netflix. When I told my family to watch it, they instantly became fans. It's one of the first DVDs I bought after renting it (the second being Donnie Darko).
The plot is almost ancillary to the point of the movie, which is to watch Frank drive real fast, kick butt and take names. The attractive wife (Audrey Billings, played by Amber Valletta) of a politician with an anti-drug agenda (Matthew Modine), hires Frank to shepherd her son (Jack Billing, played by cute-as-a-button Hunter Clary) to and from school. An Italian terrorist known only as Gianni (Alessandro Gassman, chewing up the scenery) and his psycho gun-toting girlfriend Lola (Kate Nauta) kidnap the boy. But of course, there's a twist as to why they want the boy in the first place...
There are a few attributes that distinguish The Transporter from the genre. For one, Frank is a cool, collected character. He lives by rules, always arriving on time and impeccably dressed in a black suit, black tie, leather driving gloves, and white shirt. If he were merely a wheelman for other lead protagonists, that would be enough, but Frank has much more going for him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best in the business. I search for and watch any and everything that Jason Statham does. The 'new' Transporter cannot hold a candle to Jason because Jason Statham IS the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ken w
I loved T1, T3, and T4. This one is ridiculous. So unrealistic to the point of boredom. There is only one good scene involving a fight in which a fire hose gets its due but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Windtruck
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