I'll admit, it's not a snappy title for the list, but it's a bit "Ronseal". I've picked 5 films from…
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.
Bad movie is bad.
Razor thing plot and the action is WAY over the top, but the film is entertaining enough if you have nothing better to do.
I'm so gaytham for Statham.
One well-choreographed fight scene does not a good film make.
Frank: Transportation is a precise business.
"The Transporter," is a film I'd expect most critics to hate. It's action heavy, with little character development, a predictable plot, and a mediocre script. In my eyes, this is definitely not a great film, but it does stands above an average flick, and does make for a fun watch.
For one, the star is Jason Statham, and I can't say as to why exactly, but I find Statham to be an actor worth watching, even if his films are a little samey. It might be because he's the grumpiest person ever put on screen, it might be because he's a total badass, it might be his charisma, it might be because he…
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…
I've put all my unwatched owned films into a randomiser and this was #1.
Statham is the "transporter" in this fun action film. He's good although he's sporting an awful accent (not sure where he's meant to be from?) and he's really starting to grow on me. The film has great fight sequences and action scenes, awful soundtrack (just so bad), awful love interest which is also pretty awfully acted, fun story and a good enough villain to make it enjoyable enough. If the action scenes weren't so good and statham wasn't in it I probably wouldn't have liked it.
Not a piece of art by a long strech and although there are way too many shots of Jason without a shirt, it is entertaining although quite silly mostly in the oil fight and in the chinese idiot villan face...the only thing that is really missing is an argument or an explanation of the treatment given to the chinese girl...but hey fuck it...ist good like this brainless lots of explosions guns and kick ass...of course SIdaris would not approve since there are no boobs..
An absolutely ridiculous plot line because romance has no place for a story like this. But for some oddly, annoying reason, it's really hard to dislike Jason Statham.
Bad movie is bad.
This film has some tonal problems, which makes it hard to know how to approach it. Statham treats his role seriously while the director seems to be going the other way. It hits a better stride two-thirds in when the action picks up.
Great car chase scene to open, amazing fight choreography. The oil slick battle is especially worth watching. Jason Statham breaks rules with the best of ’em. My biggest complaint is that Shu Qi screams too much. I kept wishing Statham would knock her out, esp. just before they put on the scuba gear. Sheesh.
Taped both one and two after seeing they were going to be on again so I could think and speak more particularly to concerns raised in the wheathusker review re: the first chase, bullets going through walls but not doors, and the higher rating given to Transporter 2.
I love the first chase. I think I do not generally love chases so much but I think I like the music, the energy, the musicality and choreography connected with an unusual situation where you are thrown right into it (I think I really like being immersed immediately and I am well known for my appreciation for in media res even when it is done poorly like on TV shows where they…
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- Nanook of the North
- The Phantom Carriage
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- Die Hard
- The Chinese Connection
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I'm a hoarder. Deal with it.
Current number: 939
Watched: 56% (529 out of 939)