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Movie of the Week: Transporter 3

Transporter 3

My Movies Collection Number: 393

IMDB Synopsis: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina’s safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.  IMDB Page

Why it’s in my collection: After last week’s “Movie of the Week” I feel like Random.org is playing a game of 6 Degrees of Jason Statham.  This movie is in my collection because I like mindless action movies.  Transporter 1 and 2 both had very cool action and martial arts scenes and I expected the same from Transporter 3.  The Transporter series also feeds into my male fantasies of being someone who can drive a car into physically impossible situations and kick ass whenever I am surrounded.

Thoughts While Watching:  The look of this film is very stylized.  It has the hyper fast cuts to accentuate the fighting and driving scenes.  It also has a bright color palette.  You can tell the the colors were definitely enhanced in post production.  It looks great in HD.

This movie hits a lot of the action movie clichés right off the bat.  Since the movie is very self aware of what is the clichés work well.  It takes less than 10 minutes for the driving and fighting to start and isn’t that why we are watching in the first place?

I love the Audi and how its become a signature of the franchise.  This really could work as a weekly series if it had the budget and was on HBO.

Why is it that every fight that Frank is involved in requires him to be surrounded by at least five guys?  Oh and you know he is going to take off a jacket and/or shirt and use is as weapon/tool in the fight.  These thugs need to start carrying guns.

Why it should be in your collection: This movie is definitely a toss up.  If you like summer popcorn mindless action movies that only have a plot for the sole purpose of moving the audience from one action sequence to the next the add it to your collection or at least rent it.  If that’s not you then stay far away.

Similar movies from my collection: Batman Begins, A View to a Kill, Fast and the Furious – Tokyo Drift, Jumper, Moonraker, Octopussy

My Movies Collection Rating: 6

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