Aida and I watched our first movie of the year 2009 last Friday evening. I’ve long waited for this third instalment ever since I got wind in early 2008 that it was due out late last year. Actually it was a toss up between watching Ip Man and Transporter 3. Since I’ve been a fan of this particular action movie since the very start because of its action scenes, it was easy to choose watching it over Ip Man. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard a lot of good reviews on the Chinese movie, and I would love to catch it someday, but my interest I guess took precedence.
Being a fan of the Transporter franchise, I was expecting the same wham-bam-thank-you-maam scenes and I wasn’t disappointed. How can I be when the movie was written by renowned action movie director Luc Besson??? Any movie made by this French maestro is sure to leave my adrenaline pumping. The Taxi series and The Transporter series are just two of the movies written and produced by him which I’m a big fan of. Not forgetting the parkour-filled Yamakasi.
The lead actor, Jason Statham is one hell of an action movie star. I think along with The Rock, he is my favourite action movie star. A pity he did not snag the role of The Hitman, another Luc Besson movie which I am a big fan of, especially the game on which the movie was based on. Maybe the downside for me was the role of the Ukrainian girl caught in the middle of the muddle. I thought she was bland and did not really brought the movie to life like Shu Qi did in the very first instalment. But if you’re a fan of action movies, this movie might well be worth your dollar to spend at the cinemas…