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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Transporter 2 (2006)

Jason Stratham ("Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels") is one hell of an action star. In this sequel to the 2002 tale of a professional driver and "Transporter," Stratham plays Frank Martin, an ex-Special Forces badass who, this time around, takes an assignment as a chauffeur for a young boy who winds up kidnapped.  Well, the kidnappers made a huge mistake.  Martin is death on wheels, can damn near dodge bullets, beats up a room full of axe-weilding henchmen without batting an eye, and can make a car do everything but change a diaper.  They're saving that for Transporter 3, I'm sure.  No, it doesn't make  a lick of sense.  No, I didn't care.  It is great, shallow fun if you know what you're  in for.  Stratham is quite athletic, and well coordinated, and the martial arts choreography by Cory Yuen is spectacular, if unbelievable as hell.  What the hell.  I give it a B+ for action junk fans, a C+ for all others.

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