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Transporter 2


Starring:
Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Matthew Modine,
Jason Flemying, Francois Berlend, Keith David and Hunter Clary


Rated: PG-13
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: September 2, 2005 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is back and this time he has relocated from the French Mediterranean to Miami.

Back to driving he agrees to take a temporary job as the driver for Jack (Hunter Clary), a six year old whose father (Matthew Modine) is a national security official and a target for terrorists. Frank is just looking to take it easy in the warm but exciting Miami atmosphere.

But, pure chance places him in the position of potentially losing the boy to kidnappers and that brings out his combat skills full force.

One of the characters to be recognized is his new four door Audi, black and slick, he has given up his old BMW. The indestructible Audi is never in danger of even being scratched as it provides movement and protection while flying through the air or running on wheels placed on separate buildings as it deflects hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Audi couldn't pay for better advertising.

The script reminds us of Denzel Washington's Man on Fire from 2004 in which Denzel willingly takes himself into danger to save Dakota Fanning, his passenger. But here this action film is much more of a fun romp.

Little Hunter Clary is a cute kid as he recites the rules from Frank, it reminds us that it was breaking of the rules that got him in trouble in the first film. Kate Nauta as the ridiculous evil freakish assassin Lola is serious mistake in casting.

French inspector detective Tarconi (Francois Berleand) does little but adds a gentle humor as he teaches cooking using forensic lab equipment in the feds office. In the meantime Statham does many of his own stunts as a lethal weapon adding realism to this over-the-top action thriller.

The action will bring laughs and open mouths to the audience who can't help but see James Bond in some of the scenes. All it needs is a theme song and "Bond, James Bond" to fit right in. The film is a hell of a lot of fun, and by the way, it's a guy thing.

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