With an all-new fourth instalment in the Transporter movie franchise arriving in cinemas very soon, it’s the perfect time to revisit the series so far. If you’re already clued up on part of the series, then simply select the movie you haven’t seen from our table of contents and we’ll direct you straight to it! Pretty nifty, hey?
There’s also a chance to WIN free cinema tickets to any UK showing of the new Transporter movie is up for grabs; just make sure you take the poll at the end of this post in order to be entered!
Table of contents:
The new ‘Transporter Refuelled’ will feature a different actor in the central role of Frank Martin, with Ed Skrein (Daario Naharis from Season 3 of Game of Thrones) stepping in to Jason Statham’s considerable shoes. The face may have changed, but otherwise you can pretty much guarantee business as usual; fight scenes, ridiculously inventive stunts and plenty of breakneck car chases. In other words, everything you could ever want from a Transporter movie. As one wise film critic once said: “It’s junk with a capital J. The sooner you realize that, the more quickly you can settle down to enjoying it.”
(i) Plot analysis
Since the first outing, Frank has taken on a more sedate role as a personal chauffeur to the wealthy family of an American government official. In doing so he grows very attached to their young son and so when the boy is kidnapped by an arch criminal with a dastardly plan involving chemical weapons, Frank is forced to take action.
(ii) Main characters
The couple whose child Frank goes to save are both fairly dull characters, and once again it’s the bonkers bad guys who steal the show. The primary baddie is Gianni, a pathological nutjob who thinks nothing of using a child as a means to spread a virus that will kill thousands. His main henchwoman though, Lola, is even more memorable. Cutting a striking figure as she parades around primarily just in her heels and underwear, it’s also very clear that Lola takes an extremely unhealthy amount of pleasure from killing.
Gianni – Image Source
(iii) Memorable quotes
Jack Billings: “I thought you were a professional driver?”
Frank: “A different kind of driver.”
(iv) Key Scenes
Much like with the Fast and Furious franchise, the creators of this movie opted to one-up their previous efforts by going all out crazy in the sequel. There’s a brutal shootout in a children’s hospital and even a climatic fight on a crashing jet (yes, a crashing jet). However, the stand-out moment is the lengthy fight scene where an always resourceful Frank sees off insurmountable numbers using a trusty fire hose as his weapon of choice.
(i) Plot analysis
This time around, Frank is forced to take a job that sees him transporting the kidnapped daughter (Valentina) of a Ukrainian government official across Europe. The thugs behind the plot are looking to use the girl as leverage to blackmail her father. Naturally, along the way Frank faces assorted perilous scenarios, only this time the danger is heightened by the fact that he and Valentina are wearing explosive bracelets that will go off if they stray too far from the car.
(ii) Main characters
The feisty party girl Valentina makes quite an impression on Frank, and of all the female characters he’s met, she would appear to be the one he grows closest to. The arch villain, meanwhile, is the rather simply named Johnson, who is a typical Transporter bad guy, in that he is utterly heartless and consistently underestimates the number of thugs Frank can kick in the head.
Transporter 4 (The Transporter Refuelled) is out in cinemas September 4th. We hope this recap has reminded you of all the great reasons why you should head to your local screen, grab a big bucket of popcorn and enjoy all the action that the Transporter series promises. Enjoy!
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transporter : Eric Harrison of the Houston Chronicle