Release Date: September 2nd, 2005 by Twentieth Century Fox.
The Cast: Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, Katie Nauta, Matthew Modine, Jason Flemyng, Francois Berleand.
Directed by Louis Leterrier.
BASIC PREMISE: Frank Martin (Statham) is back as the titular transporter. This time, he has to stop an evil madman (Gassman) from spreading a deadly virus through a government official’s young son.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: With amazing stunts, and a fast-pace this is a highly entertaining, stylish movie. Frank is just as likable and charismatic as he was in the first movie. The plot is very conventional with mediocre acting by the good guys, such as Matthew Modine as the government official whose son is kidnapped. Katie Nauta is very deliciously sexy as one of the assistants of the bad guys—her outfit shows plenty of eye candy with her cleavage. There is a lot of humor directed at the French when Tarconi (Berleand) enters the plot. He is a vacationing French chef who is suspected and apprehended by the police. He ends up cooking for the police officers. The plot becomes suspenseful when Frank must find and save a crucial antidote for the virus or else many people will die at a government convention. The action scenes are the most thrilling because they are very well choreographed—and quite humorous too, in a Jackie Chan-sort of way. There are action sequences everywhere: on the water, on the ground, and even in the air. As an action movie, this film certainly delivers.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is required nor expected.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None, as long as you suspend your disbelief. It is hard to believe how Frank can survive any of the stunts, especially after his plane crashes into the ocean.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 1
THE BOTTOM LINE: A fast-paced, highly entertaining action movie with enough laughs and awesome stunts to make it a very thrilling ride. Fans of the first Transporter movie will be especially pleased.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Movie Theater (1st Run)
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