Notable Cast: Jason Statham, Jason Flemying, cameo by Keith David
After Jason Statham kicked some heads in with the surprisingly effective "The Transporter", it wasn't hard to see that there was something here. Something to the character and the actor that played him. Thusly, it wasn't long to franchise it out with a sequel under the basic moniker "Transporter 2". What worked in the first one (charm and action mostly) is out done with this second entry as the glory team that is producer/writer Luc Besson, director Leterrier, actor Jason Statham, and fight choreographer Corey Yuen bring bigger set pieces and even more outrageous stunts into the film. This is at the sacrifice of adding a whole lot of character development and logic in the plot, but then again...it's Frank Martin kicking more ass.
Frank Martin (Statham) has had to change a few things. He now lives in Miami and as a favor to a friend he has been the driver for a very rich family for about a week. His relationship with the son has bloomed quickly and Frank finds himself becoming somewhat attached. When a terrorist group decide to target the family by kidnapping the son, Frank takes it personally and takes charge of the situation to get him back. What he discovers might be much bigger than just a kidnapping...
|"Hello Jason. What's your favorite scary movie?"|
|New entry on my bucket list: back flip someone with a fire hose.|
Statham's work and the ridiculousness of its plot are only heightened by Corey Yuen's ability to craft some of the most ridiculously cool action set pieces known to man. Outside of a few high octane car chases, its the choreographed fight sequences that steal this movie. A boxing match inside of a boat on risers, a fire hose stunt extravaganza, and a finale on board of a falling plane make this film eclipse the first one in every way imaginable. Although most of it seems beyond ridiculous (the henchwoman is always in her underwear, Frank Martin can jump over two crashing cars below him, and the previously mentioned car flip bomb removal come to mind), it's hard to deny that "Transporter 2" doesn't pack it all in here to keep the adrenaline up and the action flowing.
|Ridiculous doesn't even begin to explain some elements of "Transporter 2".|
Written By Matt Reifschneider