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Transporter 2

Published September 3, 2022

Transporter 2

Film info

  • Title Transporter 2
  • Director Louis Leterrier
  • Year 2005
  • Run time 1hr 27m
  • Genres Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Tagline The best in the business is back in the game

Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin aka 'The Transporter'. Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods with no questions asked, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. But when their young son is abducted, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to save the boy and thwart the kidnapper's nefarious master plan.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:43 Not even two minutes in and that’s two product placements already.
5:08 I mean, seatbelts should be the first rule, but I like the rules.
5:56 Bonus quiz at the start of a film is fun.
13:40 Now he surely needs two pizzas!
14:30 “I feel so lost, so confused.” “Who isn’t?”
17:42 Not good he has to check his coat to know his name, is it.
22:07 She is very ‘shoot first, ask questions later.’
27:29 “Let me do this my way, so no one gets hurt,” he says, leaving a trail of crashed cars and terrified bystanders in his wake.
33:42 He specifically didn’t promise, kid.
35:18 Incredible scenes. This is more far-fetched than Fast & Furious.
36:31 Yay, madeleines!
47:05 He’s just abandoned a woman on a jet ski in the middle of the road. What’s she going to do now?
59:05 It’s a convoluted plan by the baddies.
1:09:21 The hose seems to have eaten the humans.
1:10:33 What she thinks is getting dressed and what I think is getting dressed are world’s apart.
1:16:31 The pilot got shot and that turned the plane into a Red Arrow apparently.

Thoughts

Hm, right. Well. I wanted something mindless for a Saturday night and the Transporter series is exactly the right kind of movie for that purpose. There’s something about Jason Statham you can absolutely trust - he’s going to kick-ass and he’s going to take his shirt off. Hooray!

However, this movie loses its mind somewhere in the middle and just can’t come back from it. The whole kidnapping part is good, the crazy lady just needs to put some clothes on but otherwise, a good thriller. Then firstly a virus is let loose in a conference centre and just never mentioned again, and then the flip-flopping plane is ridiculous, like when a child has a toy plane they wave about in the air. Apparently physics just don’t count at all in Miami.

So, a really disappointing ending but some fun fights along the way.

Rating: 1 / 5

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