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Monday, August 2, 2010

Movie of the Day: The Transporter

I won't lie, I dearly love all three of these silly movies. Jason Statham can do no wrong in my book (well, War sucked pretty hard, but besides that...), and this is where his tenure as a B.A. started. I remember thinking how funny it was that the dude from Snatch (which I liked him in, just didn't see the kung fu side of him in it) was gonna be doing movies that looked like they belonged to JCVD.

One interesting fact about this movie, which has gone untalked about by most, is that (uncredited in America) director Louis Leterrier made this film, and its sequel, with the idea that the hero played by Statham is actually gay. But, when he watched his own films later, Leterrier admitted that the two movies "in fact aren't that gay".

So, we may never know the true story of transporter Frank Martin's sexuality, but it doesn't really matter. I'm more perplexed by what he planned to do with that rock in the final showdown of the film, but that question will probably go unanswered too.

Oh well, you should still watch Statham kick ass and have fun.


Maurice Mitchell said...

This movie is high octane cool. Jason Statham plays the part perfectly. Great stuff.

R.D. Penning said...

The third one was alright, I didn't care much for the CG crap in the second one, but the first one is still one of my favorite action movies.

As far as Statham doing no wrong, I'm going to have to disagree with you there, haha. We have: Ghosts of Mars, The One, Chaos, The Pink Panter, and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. They are all extremely horrible!