The second adventure for Jason Statham’s special forces agent-turned-courier Frank Martin, Transporter 2 matches the action quotient of the original, and then some.
This time around, we find that Frank Martin is working in Miami as a driver for a family. However, the young son of said family is kidnapped, and that sets Martin off on a one-man mission to get him back. And as Transporter 2 progresses, and Statham works his way through some terrific action sequences, you … mehrget a creeping feeling that you wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of the aforementioned kidnappers…
Doing Statham’s reputation as the modern day action hero no harm whatsoever, Transporter 2 is an absolute hoot. It dilutes the likes of plot and character development from the original, in favour of action sequences and scantily clad women, with logic not welcome anywhere at all.
But then this is a film that knows its audience, and goes to extreme lengths to try and please them. And, of course, at the heart of it is Mr Jason Statham himself, absolutely in his element, and doing his growing fanbase no harm whatsoever. That Transporter 2 looks better than ever in high definition is but the icing on an already action-packed and very violent cake. And you’re simply left eagerly awaiting the arrival of the third film on Blu-ray to complete the set. --Jon Foster weniger