With HD the norm these days, I decided to start a Blu-ray Disc movie collection to replace my outdated DVDs.…
Rules are made to be broken.
Former Special Forces officer Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.
I'm so gaytham for Statham.
All I'm saying is we should respect the Stath.
Because before neo-action kicked in in this decade, Jason Statham was almost propping up the action film all by himself. He was toiling in a thankless task in a genre that nobody really seemed to want to watch any more, yet he kept churning them out and along the way made some very decent ones indeed.
It's easy to trash films like The Transporter but, as someone who prizes action cinema, I'm pretty thankful to Statham for sticking with the genre and making himself one of the better specialist action stars that we've ever had. He's also a decent enough actor to have done some more serious films (more people really…
This is a movie in which Jason Statham fights a room full of bad guys by pouring motor oil on his glistening chest and sliding around the room like he's a god damned seal.
Life can be pretty good sometimes.
It didn't take long for this series to surrender all ties to reality, with increasing efforts to outdo itself in the subsequent sequels, trying desperately to be on par with the big boy blockbusters despite its B-movie trappings. But for a while, and for long enough to not completely derail the story by the time it ends, The Transporter keeps things simple and intimate, believably spinning its yarn about a courier of sorts who breaks one of his cherished rules one day when he "looks in the package," which sends his ordinary world spiralling out of control. A little bit of this goes a long way, and once the guns start coming out, and characters are forced to evolve quickly…
It's very hard to dislike Jason Statham in anything he does, no matter how bad it might be; he automatically gets a bit of a free pass from me. When I first watched The Transporter, I really dug it. On probably my third or fourth rewatch, I'm afraid I can see past the enjoyment of Stath and through to the problems it sadly has as a movie. As possibly one of Statham's most well known actioners, the one that first defined him, is anchored solely by his charisma yet weighted down by threadbare narrative, characterisation and ultimately style.
Perhaps I was for a long time tricked by the fact the first 30 minutes are actually pretty decent; it's a very…
they reference the city of Nice in this :(
basically just a slightly dumb but pretty enjoyable action movie, filled with a couple of cool action setpieces
Really solid action film and Jason Statham is such a likable lead that it's hard to hate this.
This film is enjoyable despite having an unbearably 2002 soundtrack.
Statham puts out some of the best hand-to-hand stunts and does things few other big action stars would.
I honestly don't see the appeal of this movie. I lost interest about 2/3 of the way through which is bad for a film like this. I call it overrated. You can call whatever you like, I'm planting my roots on my opinion. "C-"
Wow, this is not a good film, but I'm going to press on to the sequel and hope it got it's shit together.
Absolutely ridiculous but super fun. Great bad movie.
I can't decide if this is the working man's Bourne or the thinking man's xXx probably closer to the latter.
The Transporter Quick Review
The Transporter is directed by Louis Leterrier and is about a transporter played by Jason Statham who transports goods or basically humans for criminals with no questions. He's been hired by Wall Street (yeah, that's a person) to make a delivery but when he finds out that the package was moving, he finds a beautiful woman named Lai inside the package. He breaks his own rules and Wall Street hires mercenaries to kill him. He tries to protect not only himself, but Lai, as he agrees to rescue enslaved people Chinese smuggled by Wall Street. This movie is cheesy but awesome. It's a fun version of the Bourne films. There are fun action sequences, cool car…