Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Transporter series (2002 - 2008)

Action films directed by Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen and Olivier Megaton, starring Jason Stratham.
A professional driver gets jobs of delivering packages under dangerous conditions.
This is standard procedure for new action films. The man's vehicle could be called a character due to the amount of screen-time it gets. There's more violence and camera-work than necessary, but there are some good parts. In the first film, the hero gets in a fight in a garage. He spills oil all over the floor and then breaks clipped pedals off a bicycle so that he can walk on the slick surface as his enemies fall. In the third film, he has to stay close to his car or the bracelet he is wearing will explode. He steals a BMX bicycle from a person on the street and proceeds to hop up cars and through a factory with it. I could tell there was wire-work involved in some parts of the series, but I couldn't identify how much was used in the BMX scene. Those few cool parts save this series from getting a bad rating. It's getting o.k.

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