In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers.Written by
Instead of a prequel about how Frank Martin first became The Transporter. The film is a reboot which ignores the original trilogy starring Jason Statham, as if they never happened and retells the Transporter story. See more »
Numerous close-up shots of the various iPhone 5s used in the movie reveal mistakes in terms of times of day. In Frank's first fight scene in the parking garage, both of the shots of his phone when he remotely opens the doors and trunk of his car (presumably with an Audi app) display a time of 4:54pm. In the same scene, the very punctual Frank checks the time on his watch and sees it's 11:48am. Also, both phone closeups display AT&T as the area's wireless carrier. AT&T does not have any wireless networks outside of North America. (In later scenes, accurate French mobile networks such as Orange are shown on the phone displays.) See more »
It's like the Count said to his Musketeers, I don't cling to life sufficiently to fear death.
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Written by Mani Hoffman, P.A. Crespeau, Stanislas Augris, Maxime Pinto
Performed by Mani Hoffmans & The Leons
Produced and arranged by Mani Hoffman and P.A. Crespeau See more »
Disappointing but watchable
Quick background: I like Jason Statham, I thought the first two transporter movies were awesome, but the third one was a let down. And this fourth attempt (without him) is just like the last one. I saw it in the cinema because there wasn't much else going on action wise. So I would only recommend this is if you have ran out of options. I don't think it is as bad as some have put it, as it does have some action, although the fighting leaves much to be desired and doesn't come close to JS skills. And to make it worse, some of it has been hidden! They tried to make up for it all with lots of beautiful women, and it may have worked a little.
In summary, it's just an OK action movie. I wish JS got his act together and made another proper one.
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