The Transporter Refueled is not only missing an ‘l’ in “Refuelled”, but also Jason Statham as Hollywood gets excessively lazy by not only rebooting a franchise, but doing it for one that wasn’t particularly revered, and isn’t really that old.
Game of Thrones‘ Ed Skrein takes the lead this time as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package.
When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.
Surely, if they’re going to reboot the franchise, it would’ve been better to have a female lead transporting packages about? I’d vote for Laurie Bartram from Channel 4’s Shipping Wars UK!
The Transporter Refueled is released in the UK on June 19th and is directed by Camille Delamarre, also responsible for the daft, but highly entertaining Brick Mansions, so there’s some good news for this movie.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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