The Transporter Refuelled stays true to the extravagance of the original franchise, mixing typical action movie fodder with unusual touches to gratify a wide audience. In many ways the film is dramatic, bold and unapologetic. All action sequences are purposeful and brilliantly choreographed.
The best aspect is the attempt at character complexity, and the resulting ensemble feel. Barring a couple of alarmingly misjudged scenes, the film is mostly sensitive with a compelling revenge storyline that injects a noble core.
Despite these qualities Transporter fails to excel or truly make an impact. The overall result is unsubstantial, bloated and a little clumsy.
The Transporter Refuelled has a good core but not much more.
CAST: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Tatiana Pajkovic
DIRECTOR: Camille Delamarre
WRITERS: Luc Besson, Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Robert Mark Kamen
SYNOPSIS: In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a mysterious woman and her comrades-in-arms who are looking for revenge against a Russian kingpin.