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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Transporter 3 (2008)

The third film takes us back to sunny France (Marseilles), where Frank once again has an actual package to deliver. However, he's not happy about it, and in order to complete the mission his rules will have to be broken smashed.
To make matters worse, he has additional baggage in the shape of an unwelcome passenger. Her name is Valentina (Natalya Rudakova). She's designed to be annoying, and, by Christ, she is! 100%.
Dir. Megaton's idea of what makes a good action scene is choreographed moves presented as a clusterfuck of badly edited scenes thrown at the viewer's eyes at breakneck speed until there's only one man left standing.
As the film goes on the abominable editing begins to extend beyond the martial arts scenes, but it's even more unwelcome there. Sitting to the closing credits of T3 was a kind of self-inflicted punishment for me.

1½ addendums out of 5


Borderline said...

I can't remember exactly why, but I actually enjoyed this one more than the first sequel. Though I'm not in a hurry to revisit either one to find out why.

Dr Faustus said...

Part 2 is my favourite.

A Transporter/GTA mod would be cool. The two things already have much in common.

Borderline said...

He had to deal with a young kid in T2. That must be why I disliked it. I also seem to remember hating the female villain. Who knows, maybe I'll revisit both one of these days. They should really release a Transporter collection on blu (1-3, Refueled, and the tv series).