In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers.Written by
The parking lot scene where Frank Martin is first introduced pays homage to the parking lot scene in The Transporter 2 where Jason Statham's Frank Martin single-handedly neutralises a gang of thieves after a demand to step out of the car at gun point by a scantly-clad girl, who is also working with the gang of thieves. See more »
(at around 1 min) The close-up shot of hand shifting the gearbox selector shows the left hand, meaning the car is right-hand-drive. In the film, Audi S8 used by Transporter is left-hand-drive. See more »
I think you'll find that the more you venture, the more you will gain.
Quoting Alexandre Dumas? Like, what? You're Count D'Artagnan and they're the Three Musketeers?
You've read it.
In fact, my favorite line is, I'm sure you're very nice, but you'd be nicer if you left me alone.
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Written by Jacob Plant
Performed by Jacob Plant
Produced and mixed by Jacob Plant
(c) Cr2 Records Music Publishing
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A flat and bland one for an action movie
It's sad to see this movie flop this bad, really. It really had the huge risk of at least deliver something equivalent of the original trilogy. But doing this movie without any of the previous trilogy's creative minds is really a big mistake. The people behind the creative process for this movie clearly didn't know what they were doing. They only tried so hard to recreate the Jason Statham's Frank Martin persona with the mannerisms and the unique fight sequences. But in doing so they really pitted Ed Skrein with the old Jason Statham performance, on which everyone can really choose who's the winner. Not having Jason Statham is by itself a big burden due to Ed Skrein still fails to live up to the Statham persona. The story also seems very flat, nothing new or unpredictable is being offered by this movie. And the biggest sin is the editing.there are so many editing mistakes that takes away the fun in watching the action scenes. The acting overall is so bad that I don't deign to write about each actors' performances.
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