Writer: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Luc Besson (Screenplay) Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (Characters)
Starring: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic, Wenxia Yu
Plot: 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.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Good Reboot Sequel
Story: The Transporter Refueled starts in 1995 where we see an event happen before moving back to the present day. We meet Frank Martin (Skrein) a professional driver who is looking to spend time with his retiring father Frank Sr. (Stevenson). Frank’s latest client is Anna (Chabanol) who along with her team Gina (Wright) Maria (Pajkovic) and Qiao (Yu) who are using his father to force Frank into this job which involves going after Russian mobsters who caused the events in the opening part of the film.
Frank has to work with the femme-fatales even though he doesn’t know whether he can trust them to help take down a former employer that didn’t end things wells with Frank.
The Transporter Refueled is a reboot sequel to the easy to watch Jason Statham trilogy. We get a new man in his role that gives us a more complex story than we have seen before but still get what you would call an ordinary plain story with easy to enjoy action film. We do have an extra leave comedy but not taking anything away from the story. this is fun easy to watch story that can bee enjoyed.
Ed Skrein: Frank Martin is the transporter that wants to spend time with his father but gets drawn in by four femme-fatales who are out to take down a Russian gangster that Frank has had previous with. Ed is good in this role showing his potential for an action star in the future.
Ray Stevenson: Frank Senior is the father of Frank who has had a successful career but just retiring. He gets kidnapped by the girls but soon works with them and his son to take down the Russians. Ray makes for a good supporting comic relief character taking over from the inspector from the original trilogy.
Loan Chabanol: Anna is the lead member of the four girls, she is controlling everything that is going on keeping the fellow girls in line and one step ahead of the gangsters. Loan is good as this strong leading lady in the action heavy film.
Gabriella Wright: Gina is the loose cannon of the girls she is happy to shoot first and ask questions later. She also does want to the same goals that Anna does. Gabriella is solid in this supporting role where she gets to have fun being the darker member of this team.
Support Cast: The Transporter Refueled has a big supporting cast as we the rest of the femme-fatales as well as all the gangsters involved in this mission. They all help to make this a much more complex story t what we have seen before.
Director Review: Camille Delamarre – Camille does a good job directing this getting the best shots for the action sequences which was the original downfall and holding together such a completed story.
Action: The Transporter Refueled uses good action throughout where we see combat, car chases and shot outs all coming off well.
Crime: The Transporter Refueled puts us in the middle of a big crime world where we follow four girls trying to take down the Russian mob.
Thriller: The Transporter Refueled keeps us on edge throughout wondering where the next twist will come.
Settings: The Transporter Refueled keeps everything moving which does take away from any unique settings being used in this film.
Special Effects: The Transporter Refueled doesn’t have the best special effects but then doesn’t need them too much either.
Suggestion: The Transporter Refueled is one for the action fans to go and enjoy this is a worthy addition to the series. (Action Fans Watch)
Best Part: Ed Skrein is could be an action star in the future.
Worst Part: Slightly long.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: These can always sequels.
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
Overall: Good reboot to an easy to watch action film