Monday, September 19, 2005

Transporter 2

Don’t read any reviews. Mine is okay. But others will spoil it for you. To explain the movie's heights of ludicrousness, they will cite specific examples and then when the ridiculous moments come you will know them already. This is way less fun than discovering them for yourself.

The important thing is that the crazy stunts and quality fight choreography are there, and they are relentlessly entertaining. And Jason Statham is a badass who looks good in a suit. Downsides: The fights are edited a bit choppier than in the first Transporter, and there is some CGI stunt enhancement with the car. Mostly it’s good enough, and the stunts are imaginative and brilliantly stupid enough to make up for being fake. I don’t think it’s giving away too much to say that there is a sequence involving a plane, and the CGI of the exteriors is so bad it’s the fakest-looking plane since the days of holding up a model on a stick. Even this, I think, may be intentional. It is kind of hilarious.

If all that isn’t enough, consider: There is an evil hot chick who shoots guns in her underwear. If that doesn’t make you want to see a movie, then there is probably something wrong with you. The downside: Her last fight is rushed and underwhelming, and she deserves better. I know, she doesn’t look that hot in the trailer and photos, but somehow it comes across better in context. The beauty part is there is no messing about with whatever happened to her clothes—she just likes going around in her underwear. So there. Then the sprinklers come on and she is wet and shooting guns in her underwear and you’re like where has this movie been my whole life?

1 comment:

Zack said...

I am not opposed to seeing Transporter 2.