Transporter 2

Rated PG-13 88 minutes 2005

Why do people still agonize over the casting of the next James Bond when the Transporter series already combines the preposterousness and Englishness of that dated franchise with the fighting chops of Jackie Chan? Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, the guy who'll drive anything anywhere for the right price; in this case, he's the chauffeur for a small boy who gets kidnapped by an evil druglord's mercenary. Much action ensues, and director Louis Leterrier almost redeems himself for the godawful Unleashed. The computer-enhanced vehicle chases look fake, but the hand-to-hand combat scenes are the best of the year. If there's any disappointment, it's that the showdown between Frank and psycho-lingerie-hit-woman poster-babe Lola (model-turned-singer-turned-actress Kate Nauta) is shorter than it oughta be. François Berleand returns as the French cop who assists Frank. Interestingly, the music used to score the Sin City trailer is on the soundtrack here.

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Official Site: www.transporter2movie.com

Director: Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen

Writer: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

Producer: Luc Besson and Steve Chasman

Cast: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Hunter Clary, Jeff Chase, Francois Berleand, Katie Nauty, Jay Amor, Tim Powell, Tim Ware and Gregg Weiner

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