Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Transporter (2002)

We had low expectations for this movie, like it might be another XXX. (That is the kind of movie that I would not ordinarily watch voluntarily, but my brother-in-law made me. He said it was the worst movie ever and so we must see it. I think there are probably worse movies, but I haven't been able to name any yet.) The Transporter turned out to be entertaining and had great Jackie Chan-style fight scenes. It's also generally a good thing when the French inspector is played by an actual French person, from France.

4 comments:

  1. I'm with you. I really liked the French inspector. Plus, it can't possibly be the worst movie ever. That title has to go to The Transporter 2. Luc Besson's movies are always hit and miss. The Professional is one of my favorites.

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  2. luc besson has one magnum opus and it is the fifth element.... i liked the professional and la femme nikita (even thought there was slight cheesey factor there) but if you havent seen 5th element yet then let that be the movie to base his others against....

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  3. I haven't seen The Fifth Element for a long, long time, and when I saw it first, it was the second movie at a drive-in. I think as a result of the viewing conditions, it just seemed kind of weird, but I definitely want to see it again. Sometimes futuristic stuff is so good (and sometimes so bad). The Professional is brilliant (saw it edited for TV). Partly because of Jean Reno, who is an amazing actor. The relationship between Léon and the girl is so realistic and moving. The action's great, too, but I thought the relationship stuff was more important. I love that movie.

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  4. I loved The 5th Element. I own it and my wife teases me mercilously for it. Truth be said, I think I have too many "Guilty Pleasures" for them to be considered guilty pleasures anymore. I think I have actually crossed the line into have plain old "Bad Taste." I keep my copy of The Fifth Element right next to my copy of Big Trouble in Little China.

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