Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is the best driver money can buy, willing to deliver anything for a price. But when his father (Ray Stevenson) is kidnapped by a gorgeous gang of thieves, Frank must shift his skills into overdrive to rescue him.
I’m all for knock down, drag out action movies that you don’t have to think about too much but I couldn’t help but think “Did we really need a reboot of The Transporter?”. The action started up pretty quickly and the fight scenes were actually pretty impressive. They weren’t Statham quality but still entertaining to watch. The story felt like something I’ve seen in the past so I wasn’t as engaged as I would’ve hoped but it wasn’t terrible. Skrein has the action star vibe down without a doubt and has the look to go along with it but I think I would like to see him in something else other than a role that has him reciting lines in a monotone kind of way and having him completely stone faced all the time. I think he deserves better. Stevenson took a back seat from playing his usual badass role and played the “Father in Distress” for a portion of the film and for the other portion he basically played the sidekick. I don’t know that I believe Skrein and Stevenson as Father and Son but they did have some good moments together. So to answer the question above: Did they need to reboot The Transporter? Probably not, but since they already did then it’s not as bad as you may think. It’s definitely not as good as the other films in the franchise but it’s not a film that’s unwatchable. There were plenty of great action packed moments that will satisfy a fan of the genre. 6/10
Frank Martin: The Reluctant Hero – This feature takes a look at the characters, the making of the film and includes interviews with the cast and crew.
The Coeur Brise: Les Femmes of Refueled – A profile on the 3 females characters in the film.
Rocketing From 0-60 – More interview snippets regarding the vehicles on set.