I remember back when The Transporter first came out, I thought that I would like it, but for some reason I foolishly listened to the poor reviews and skipped it. Then I discovered the English language debut of Corey Yuen on DVD, and found that I really enjoyed it! Granted it was not terribly original, but a fun, fast paced action yarn.
Now we are faced with the sequel. This time Corey Yuen tackles the martial arts choreography and Louis Leterrier slips into the director’s chair. He most recently brought us the excellent Unleashed, so I think it is in good hands. But then again, Luc Besson is behind the scenes pulling the strings on all of these fun films.
The trailer for the new film starts like The Pacifier, but that doesn’t last long, the majority of the trailer is high action edited to a MTV styled pace. It is not the most original looking trailer, but what it does look to provide is a fun sampler of what can be expected in the film.
Fast cars, gun fights, kung fu, a chick with guns, a hero with snappy one liners, what more do you need? As generic as the trailer is put together, the film still looks like a lot of fun. Jason Statham returns as our hero, and I really like him in this role, he brings an air of believability to the role, more Matt Damon than Vin Diesel. I hope we get Jason in some more leading roles.
You can see the trailer here.
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