Saturday, March 21, 2009

Transporter 3

Transporter 3 (2008)

Extremely Trashy

Despite the fact that I have not seen the other two Transporter flicks, I figured the intricacies of the plotline probably weren't so subtle that I couldn't follow them and went straight ahead with this movie.

In it, Driver (the Stath) is forced into driving around Europe for days by some environment polluting asshole (Robert Knepper) who is blackmailing some dude (Jeroen Krabbé) into doing something to do with toxic waste. And then there's this Ukrainian chick (Natalya Rudakova) who I think is the daughter of the guy the toxic waste guy is blackmailing or something. Anyway, he has to transport her from wherever to wherever else.

Yes, the intricacies of the plot... I just had a hard time figuring out why anybody did what they did in this movie (another one of those). People just kept running around and doing shit and for the life of me I couldn't tell why. It was just, like, pointless frenetic action for about two hours.

We get to see lots of Jason Statham's muscular chest, which is a plus, although I'm starting to get kind of tired of him. I used to really like him as he's sort of charismatic what with his fuzzy head and all, but I dunno, after, like, Death Race and In the Name of the King and Revolver and just trailers for Crank he's starting to annoy me. He should really pick better roles, I swear to God.

Anyway, this movie had a shitload of cool action scenes, the girl was sort of hot and the villain was okay, but generally, it was kind of lame. I don't know. Just the whole thing that the evil guy was, like, polluting the environment. And ready to kill an assload of people to be allowed to do it. I know it's an important issue or whatever, but it just seemed so... petty.

Yeah, it was all just kinda ridiculous anyway. Whatever. Mindless entertainment value, possibly.


Directed by: Olivier Megaton. Written by: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Starring: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand, Robert Knepper, Jeroen Krabbé.

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