|Title:||The Transporter 2|
|12.17.05||Internet|| Sometimes I worry about Luc Besson's fleet of production-assistant-cum-movie directors churning out B- product until the end of time. It sucks because when Besson directs he seems to hold himself to solid A-/A standards but when he's just writing or producing he seems to think that one action sequence is good enough to carry a whole film with an absolutely ridiculous plot. Some random IMDb person wrote that he's like the French Jerry Bruckheimer now and I agree wholeheartedly. Mindless popcorn movie fun. This is no different. Like the BMW film series with martial arts. |
That said, I think I like this one more than the first (even though it really made no sense and didn't break 80 minutes in length), I've liked Keith David since Men at Work, and there are some pretty car chases in this so I guess I shouldn't expect any more. It also uses the song that was in the Sin City trailer but not in the movie (the only problem I have with that movie, really).
It's also funny... watching Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and seeing how Jason Statham turned into some sort of muscle-bound James Bond type and Jason Flemyng seems stuck in the land of grody henchman and lazy-eyed servants. What happened to Matthew Modine though? The last movie he actually starred in was what... Full Metal Jacket? Don't get it...