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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Movie Review "Transporter 2" (2005)

cheesy American posterBrainless action is the best Friday Night antidote to weekend stress. The Transporter is out, and people are coming in droves for a therapy session.

There's nothing very elaborate about Transporter 2. The story is kept simple. Frank, the Driver (Jason Statham) goes through his daily assignment of picking up little Jack (Hunter Clary) from school, he develops a linking for the kid and the neglected mom (Amber Valetta), something very dangeous in his profession. Of course the villain (Allesandro Gassman) comes in with a sinister plan to destroy the world with a deadly injectable substance and the matching antidote to sell to the highest bidder (coughjamesbondcough) they try to innoculate the kid (being the son of an important political guy, Matthew Modine) by posing as his pediatrician, but of course, the snooty, stuffed shirt of a driver smells something fishy and unleashes high budget hell expensive guns, Hong Kong style fight sequences and nail biting car chases (not much for the suspense, but the irritating thought of scratched paint or a fender bender on the Transporter's Audi)

Cars flipping over to dislodge a car bomb from it's chasssis, blocking high powered semiautomatic bullets with a hardiplast wooden door. Jumping vertically to dodge to cars in a head on collision and into jet skis to chase a bus on the run...what's not to like?

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Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie, and I love the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously at all. Luc Besson's penchant for high powered action scenes coupled with cheesy dialogue really is a treat for the after office click so they can just turn their brains off for two hours and just enjoy the fireworks.

Funny the girl never shoots the gun

Rocketboy's Rating: *** (3 out of 5)


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This is one of those films where you go strictly for the action. The dialog is nearly non-existent. There's logic holes through out the storyline and occasionally the laws of physics are stretched.

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