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My entire family watched 'Transporter 2' together - ages ranging from
13 to 40 + - and every one of us loved it. We all saw the first
Transporter movie together and enjoyed that very much, and we'd all
been eagerly awaiting this sequel. And I must say, not one of us was
disappointed. In fact, we're all looking forward to the third
Sure, most of the fight scenes and even the car chases are, for the most part, unrealistic. If you're looking for absolute realism, then the Transporter movies may not fit the bill for you. However, if you're looking for a quiet, very likable hero, who can be counted on to get out of any scrape, and conquer the odds no matter what, then chances are you'll find this feature quite entertaining.
Highly recommended viewing, for those who like a little action mixed in with their 'feel good' movie.
The first transporter, a brilliant film. An almost unexpected hit. The plot not too far out, the action sequences not too far out and certainly believable. Hollywood sees a chance to make some money and thinks it can do better, puts up lots of money and obviously wants to call the shots. Hey presto - a sequel too far! With too much CGI work for its own good and action sequences that are like doggy doo-doo from Chine, just a little too far fetched. Statham is his usual superb self again, then I have never seen a bad performance from him to date. If you like your action sequences written and directed by Hans Christian Anderson and produced on an X Box you'll love it. Better rent the first one again than this one.
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okay action movie, nothing like the first one. i loved the first transporter, i thought the driving scenes/fight scenes were amazing, and there was just enough of a plot to keep the action moving. the reason i rated this movie so low is because it completely strays from the James bond style action and is even embarrassing at times (the cooking part, the part where the homeless person sees the car driving across the rooftop, the taxi driver w/ Porsche etc... corny). while the first movie was pure action this movie added some annoying elements that didn't fit in the genre. also the guns shot effects were poorly done and the fight scene directing was annoyingly chopped up. good part- the black Lamborghini's murcielago was really cool, i wish they had used this car more. the first one much better/worth buying, this one felt like a big let down.
Frank Martin, hero of the first film, is back doing what he does best:
kicking serious ass. He now lives in Florida and works as a private
chauffeur/bodyguard for a rich family. One day, during a routine trip
to the hospital with the family's kid, Frank becomes tied up in a
kidnapping plot and the serious ass kicking begins. Just like the
over-top action scenes the plot goes from kidnapping of a young boy to
chemical weapons smuggling! What fun!
This is pretty much a run-of-the mill "bigger and badder" sequel with trumped up production values and stunts, but it remains good action entertainment. Maybe it is because the film makers are Europeans they know more about "not over doing it" than American action directors. But in terms of over doing it, this film gets pretty damn close and you seriously have to leave your brain at the door to enjoy this movie. Another thing that may nag fans is the Audi S8. While an undeniably a cool car, would Frank, being such a BMW devotee in the first movie, give up his original car? Once again, leave your brain at the door.
The ending also promises a sequel, but seeing how close this film comes to being down right ridiculous, it might be a very bad idea, though the idea of three entries in this very entertaining franchise is a pleasant thought. 7/10
Rated PG-13: a lot of action/violence and some sexual content
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This movie had great action if you are willing to suspend disbelief for
the duration. The real star of the movie is Frank Martin's Audi. This
miraculous ride gets sprayed with bullets, crashes into other cars,
flies through the air, and swerves all over streets, sidewalks, and the
beach. And all without getting so much as a speck of dust on its glossy
black finish! I need one of those to get me through rush hour traffic!
While we're at it, can I have one of those magic Hollywood cell phones
with batteries that allow 2,365 hours of talk time on one charge?
Frank himself displays choreographed Jackie Chan-like fight scenes, but without the whimsical humor.
I will say again that it's not a BAD movie, unless you're looking for a coherent plot and a marginal modicum of believability.
I didn't watch the first but after I have read the many positive reviews from this sequel I decided to buy it. I thought this must be a good action movie with lot of suspense but it didn't met my expectations at all. First, there was the bad cinematography. Then, I found the story not so exciting and spectacular as it was written here. The special effects were not so great as I expected and everything seemed to be too perfect and all déjà vu. The actors didn't convince me and fortunately the running time was not longer than 85 minutes. For all these reasons I give 6/10 that matches exactly the actual vote on IMDb. Watch instead MAN ON FIRE.
Take it for what it's worth. This was a fun piece of action film. Jason
Statham returns to form with some excellently choreographed fight
sequences. Of course, there are the gratuitous car chases. The car is
way too cool. But hey, it was a rooting-tooting-shooting-polluting-high
fa-luting good time. Even my roommate (who despises action flicks)
chuckled a few times. That, in my book, means you're getting exactly
what you expect. Nothing extra meets the eye in this one.
Granted, the plot is weak. But, that's not the reason to watch. Yeah, there's a criminal-for-hire, who teams up with a Russian bio-weapons expert who poisons a kid so that he can poison the father who is speaking at a dinner with politicians from around the world. Oh yeah, and the villain is financed by the Columbian cocaine cartels. So, there you have it. A very plausible story line that was light on the plot and heavy on the action.
So, if it's action you want and could not care less about plot. This is your film. Pop some corn, pour some soda, and kick back while you enjoy the ride.
Now, I kinda enjoyed the first one, but it felt like it was missing something. Like it was taking itself too seriously or something. This one... well, you can't take seriously, but it's more fun in that all logic is thrown out the window. It's not like the acting is bad or anything (not even newcomer Kate Nauta's acting was that bad), it's just that as the film progresses, it gets more and more unrealistic. Once Frank is able to disarm a bomb under his car a certain way (won't give it away, but those who've seen this know this is the most infamous scene of the film), you should realize that anything can happen now... and it does. However, with this, the action is far more impressive, and has almost a seventies martial arts movie feeling. Basically, imagine crossing James Bond with Sonny Chiba and you'll get an idea of what this is like. Aside from that little example, it's like the first film was tired, sucked down as much coffee and caffeine as it could find, and then the sequel was born. The plot is far more complex than the first, but it's one of those plots set up for the sake of action. Like the first film, however, the last fight left much more to be desired, but it was still better than the first. Anyway, for action fans, this is definitely worth at least a rental.
Frank Martin (Statham) does a favor for a friend by driving a young boy
of wealthy parents back and forth to school. Seems simple enough, but
you know something is going to go wrong. You just know.
Yes, the story is well worn. This is a kidnapping. Oh hum. But, wait a minute, watch how Frank goes about rescuing the kidnapped. This movie is all about the stunts and it doesn't disappoint. The fighting choreography is simply outstanding, and the other special effects need to be recognized also. Watch Frank go from a speeding car to a light plane taking off. Unbelievable. Well, stunt men were probably used but even so, unbelievable.
Look out Spiderman, there's a new kid in town and he is doing good. Spiderman is cool and Statham, as Frank, is cool too. The way Statham moves tells us he may not have any bones in his body. What a contortionist. This movie is better than Transporter 1 and that was very good too.
Get past the dialogue, and the annoying acting of some, and just wait for the action to start and when it does, it's almost non-stop, but never boring and the stunts don't go on forever and ever. Very entertaining. Can't wait for Transporter 3.
I enjoyed this movie basically for Jason Statham. I appreciated keeping his character true from the first movie. I appreciate no profanity in this movie esp from Jason's character. The violence and fighting were good for this rated movie. Glad not more expressive. I like knowing that the actors do most of the stunts themselves. The killer lady was a bit much for my liking. The relationship between Frank and the boy was good as an insight into Frank. I enjoy the unique relationship between Frank and the police man from France. I liked the police man's line when he opened the door and asked who are you and he said he was the cook. Carried over from the first movie.
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