Worth seeing.. on a rainy day.
An action movie anticipated from many many fans, including myself.
I decided it was worth going to 'the big screen' for it so I took a friend and persuaded her into watching an action for once in her life. And then later on, I felt like I betrayed her.
Transporter 3 didn't offer anything new. At least not in the good way.
While in previous movies, Frank Martin, has some damn good common sense, in this movie he falls victim of .. yes, you guessed it, 'love'. I wasn't impressed in the least when half way through the movie, our dear Frank bumps uglies with Valentina, a girl he knows absolutely nothing about except that she's wearing a short sparkly dress and that she likes eating. A lot. She also likes to get stoned, drunk and then pee in public.
Aside from being very tall and unmistakably charming even when stoned, the girl appears to be a little over 20 years old and I find myself praying that Frank isn't doing something illegal.
Valentina is not likable for sure, but somehow she manages to wrap Frank in her little web of hollow words and lusty gazes until he gives into her 'charm.'
Enough on the girl. It was frustrating enough that she seemed to be there to stay.
On a much more positive note, we don't see a typical bad guy in Transporter 3. Because honestly, we're tired of typical bad guys. Masterminds that you immediately have to force yourself to think 'this guy really is something. Genius but evil'. Blah.
No, in the third part of our beloved Transporters we see Robert Knepper (Prison Break) as simply Johnson, in his own words a person who doesn't enjoy confrontation but likes to get the job done. No matter what it takes. In my book while that is not all that believable (considering it's coming from the villain of the story) it certainly is likable if chosen to be taken as the truth.
And back to our dear Frank, the good bad guy. Ultimately badass and undeniably sexy, Frank does what he does best - he fights with passion , drives his car with speed and love and takes of his shirt for all of us to see. And mainly apparently Valentina.
Damn, back to the girl again.
This is where I decide to end my review. In short - Transporter doesn't really offer anything new but if you liked the first two movies, you're most likely to like this one as well. Me? I wouldn't watch it a second time. I can't stand to see a character so hard to get with as Frank being charmed by a slutty Ukrainian who may or may not be old enough for him to hook up with.