Transporter 3 Movie Reviews

Transporter 3

Transporter 3

Release Date: Nov 26, 2008

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 3
    This movie was good for what is was, a cheesy action film...

    Too dramatic at parts, and dull in others...

    It was much better than the other two movies and better car chases.
    Also, great acting by Statham, like always!\n\nI would recommend this video to people going along together with someone because in certain scenes, It induces romance.
  • 1
    REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.
    I like the Transporter series as much as the next person.They are fun, mindless, entertaining romps with very little plausibility, adroitly led by Statham who has the goods to make this series worth-while viewing.
    BUT, this 3rd installment falls WAY short in several ways. There is no pacing, only two short fight scenes in the first hour and the climax is very anticlimactic.
    I knew I was in for a snooze-fest when a W-12 Audi (his favorite car) crashes into his home and he doesn't even blink an eye. How the girl goes unnoticed in the back seat while a gang of EMT workers pry the injured driver out is a mystery to me. But this would be just the beginning of the ridiculous nature of this film.

    The film really never takes off, leaves you hanging and wanting more without ever delivering, just a lot of driving around Europe and not much more. The girls, is just that- a jaded selfish homely GIRL, who's less than half of Martins age, yet he gets seduced by her even though she's a major pain in his arse' and thinks little more past pleasing herself with drugs and partying, NOT the kind of girl we have been led to believe Frank Martin would ever respect or be attracted to. No over the-top villains or undie-clad gangsta' chix- nothing.

    The 2 most outrageously stupid scenes ( and there are many to pick from) has to be the bike chase scene where apparently Martin is a word class BMX stunt-racer that can outrun a Audi W-12 muscle car.
    The second was him inflating large floatation devices (conveniently stored his trunk), while he's deep underwater, with only the air from his tires which caused the 2 ton car to rise to the surface and still enough for him to breath on and drive the car when magically towed to shore by a good samaritan.(this all takes place in less than 10 minutes story-time)

    Even though I don't expect sharp dialogue, this film takes it to a new low with completely vapid and one-dimensional plastic delivery and even less character development. Stay away from this one- its not worth your time, even on DVD.
  • 4
    While I have to agree that Transporter 3 does not vary from the action, skin, bad lines more action formula of the first two movies, I have to disagree with Seth and say that the first Transporter was easily the best one. Two was so over the top (I realize that was done on purpose but still), I admit Qi Shu as Lai was laughably bad and she alone almost killed the entire film, but the original is almost always better and it proves true in this series. Of course maybe I’m partial to movies set in Europe rather than America but I think that 2 was the worst of the series.

    I do believe the whole point of the Transporter franchise is to get Jason Statham with his shirt off as often as possible, which I believe is a totally worthy goal. For the guys there is Natalya Rudokova, who is absolutely gorgeous.

    I mean with fast cars, explosions, fighting and half-naked, beautiful people how can you go wrong? I think the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of dialogue in this movie is a plus as it would only delay everyone from seeing what we really want to see.
  • 3
    The Transporter series isn’t hard to figure out: if you liked the first one, you probably liked the second one, and you’ll like the third one, too.

    Is the concept getting tired? Maybe. But Jason Statham has never been better as an action star than these three films, and he’s made Frank Martin into the poor man’s James Bond: scrappier, tougher and more cynical. If Quantum of Solace was trying to elbow in on Jason Bourne territory, wasn’t it trying to capture a little Statham magic too, repackaging Daniel Craig as more of a hardheaded brute?

    In any case, this time, Frank Martin has yet another package, and the fact that it’s Natalya Rudakova is a great start. He’s shackled with an electronic device that will explode if he doesn’t complete his delivery. The action scenes are fantastically over-the-top and must be enjoyed on a completely visceral level. Yes, there are plenty of physical laws violated, but in this series the filmmakers don’t mind if you chuckle a little at the big scenes, as long as you find yourself thinking “wow, that’s cool” at the same time.

    Overall, Transporter 2 is probably the best movie of the series, but Statham hasn’t run out of surprises yet. Frank Martin’s more watchable than James Bond at this point.
  • 5
    Loved the first two, and this one didn't let me down. Alot of action from begining to end. Statham came through and i can't wait for it to come out on DVD so i can finish my collection. His fight scenes are awsome and it's been awhile since we've had a good fighter to watch.

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