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Transporter 3 (2008)

Transporter 3 Movie

Starring: Jason Statham, François Berléand, Natalya Rudakova, Robert Knepper, Jeroen Krabbé, Alex Kobold, David Atrakchi

Director: Olivier Megaton

Release Date: November 26th, 2008
Release Date: 5th December, 2008

Synopsis: This film will continue the story of Frank Martin, a professional “transporter” who has relocated to Paris to continue his low-key business of delivering packages without questions.


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About the Movie

Transporter 3 is a 2008 action film, and is the third installment in the Transporter film series, as well as the first not to be distributed by 20th Century Fox in the United States. Both Jason Statham and François Berléand reprised their roles, as Frank Martin and Tarconi, respectively. This is the first film in the series to be directed by Olivier Megaton. The film continues the story of Frank Martin, a professional “transporter” who has returned to France to continue his low-key business of delivering packages without questions.

Movie Reviews ReviewsMovie Review by Fred [The Wolf]

Score – 2.5 Howls Outta 4

Jason Statham has had a pretty up-and-down 2008 when it comes to movies. He started out the year with Uwe Boll’s IN THE NAME OF THE KING: A DUNGEON SIEGE TALE that ended up being a lousy flick with Statham being the best part of it. Then we had the action-drama, THE BANK JOB, which was a good film with a very good performance from Statham. Unfortunately, no one went to see it until DVD. Then we have the remake of DEATH RACE 2000 titled DEATH RACE, which was a decent action flick.

And now we have TRANSPORTER 3, which is supposed to be the “final” film in the trilogy of Frank Martin. Combining the story element of the first part and the over-the-top action for the second part, TRANSPORTER 3 attempts to be the best of both worlds for action fans. Unfortunately, TRANSPORTER 3 is just another in the line of three-quels that ends up being more disappointing than anything. While still an entertaining film carried once again by Jason Statham, TRANSPORTER 3 shows that this franchise may be out of gas.

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Marty at the MoviesMovie Review by Marty Meltz

Quality – 6 out of 10

Dumb but fun, over the top with never a stop, super-duper thriller “Transporter 3″ is one long caricature of everything and everybody it touches.

Some of its derring-do gives new meaning to “ridiculous.” And as to Jason Stratham’s Frank Martin who’s being compared to Daniel Craig’s James Bond, he’s got the bod but not the face. A partially balding nondescript can’t really compete with large high cheekbones.

Now, as to the roaring action, it’s generally quite original in concept but also original in its brazen indifference to physical improbabilities, or even possibilities. These aspects, needless to say, are good for more than a few laughs. Some of the through-the-air action even comes off in slight skips of motion suggesting that the digital editor just couldn’t pull it off seamlessly.

In one sequence, Martin shows you how to get yourself and your car surfaced from the bottom of a deep river while you’re down there. (Umm . . . not advisable.) Then he shows you how to drive a car off a bridge and onto the roof of a moving train, then off the train roof into the gap between separated cars and into the interior of the car.

We also get to see our hero decking a dozen burly assaulters in one attack.

To its credit, the film does have some decent dialogue and well-established evil in the villains.

Well, OK, plot . . .

Here goes Frank Martin again into manly martial arts adventure and smite-the-baddy capers. He’s that intrepid hired person-transporter whose profession it is to get an assigned individual from one part of the world to another even as baddies galore are pursuing them with lethal intent.

These bad guys, in this case, want to bring eight container ships carrying toxic poisons into a Ukrainian harbor as they await super profits on the shipment. Trying to thwart this shipment is Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbe), the head of the Ukrainian Environmental Protection Agency. Trying to thwart Vasilev are the villains who have kidnapped his daughter Valentina (Natalya Rudakova). Trying to thwart the thwarters is a blackmailer who grabs Valentina. Enter The Transporter, Frank Martin (Jason Stratham), who’s in the middle of it all against his will. The latter villain, now in charge, forcibly lock an electronic bracelet onto a wrist of Martin and of Valentina. It is cued into a device on the Mercedes BMX they’re to be driving. If the wearer moves further than 75 feet of the auto, s/he blows up.

Martin is to transport her from Marseilles through Stuttgart and Budapest all the way to the Black Sea to the international intrigue town of Odessa.

And, what d’ya know — cynical, uncooperative Valentina will fall into a mutual romance relationship with Frank.

All the Euro kicks are there, including a car chase between an Audi S8 and Martin’s BMX, the latter item being virtually the film’s co-star.

The movie does maintain a strangle-hold on your senses. You can’t be bored. But there are many lapses in logic. If undiscriminating brute action is your thing, this is right up there with the most energetic. It has both respect and contempt for your intelligence, generally favoring the latter.

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'Transporter 3' Stars

Alex Kobold, David Atrakchi, François Berléand, Jason Statham, Jeroen Krabbé, Natalya Rudakova, Olivier Megaton, Robert Knepper

'Transporter 3' Movie Links

Official Transporter 3 Movie Website
Transporter 3 on IMDb

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