I don't know how to describe this movie; a pop-corn movie, a dissapointing sequel but much better than the first one, or just a plain dud? The Transporter had a thin premise and thinner plot with annoying girl on tow who couldn't even speak English. I truly hate Qi Shu, and poor Jason Statham had to be her chaffeur. But thank God she's not in this movie, and that's a plus! This movie unfortunately suffers from serious failure but with brilliant fight scenes and cars chasing.
Professional Transporter Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is living in Miami, where he is a chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank immediately becomes involved in protecting the child and exposing the kidnappers. It turns out that the kid has been injected with a deadly virus. And everyone he breathes on will catch it. And so on and so on. An interesting plot device that soon crumbles into a massive pile of plot holes.
Now, I was very reluctant watching this movie because of the horrendous first one. And yet I still attracted to Jason Statham because I just thought he's hot and he has potential to become an action movie star. Seriously, he's very underrated and audience only recognizes him from Guy Ritchie's movies, which sometimes are bad. Stop doing bad movies, start doing good movies. I even don't want to describe this movie, because of too many plot holes, over the top perfomances and turly truly unbelievable stunts. You have to switch your suspense of disbelief on to 11 -- I was laughing so hard where there's this part when he has to dismantle a bomb by flipping his car around and sticks the bomb onto a crane. Stupid! Yet it was funny.
I can appreciate far-fetched action films as long as they stay within relative distance of reality. Transporter 2 goes way beyond reality in well into stupidity, turning Frank Martin from delivery man into indestructible super-hero. After a while you'll realize this man can do anything and will always walk out of the worst scenario alive. It totally kills the excitement. And as if the plot wasn't flimsy enough, the narrative just completely shatters and will leave you disorientated and lost among the brawling and battling. Characters come and go with no explanation, sub-plots are abandoned and the film is totally void of a denouement or climax. There's no satisfaction in the silly story being wrapped up.
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