Transporter 3

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"This time, the rules are the same. Except one."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.1  (175,773)
  • 51

Transporter 3, directed by Olivier Megaton and released in 2008, follows the story of a professional driver and mercenary, Frank Martin (Jason Statham). He is hired to transport Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), the daughter of a Ukrainian government official, to meet with her father in Marseilles, France. Along the way, Frank discovers that there are many dangerous people after Valentina, and that he must use his skills and wits to keep her safe and complete the job.

The movie begins with Valentina being kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers, hired by a group of American mercenaries. Frank, who Valentina's father trusts to bring her safely to Marseilles, is coerced to transport her by the kidnappers, who have implanted a bracelet equipped with a bomb on his wrist. The bomb is set to detonate if Frank ever gets more than 75 feet away from the car. The stakes are high, as Frank and Valentina risk their lives as well as the safety of the people they come into contact with along the way.

As they journey together, Frank soon discovers that Valentina has much more to her than meets the eye; she is not just a helpless woman in need of rescue, but also proves to have a sharp and quick-witted persona. It is clear from the very beginning of the partnership that Valentina is going to be difficult to protect. She's a talkative one, constantly making difficult demands or getting into the middle of the action.

The film is full of chase scenes, car stunts, and gunfights, as everyone from local police to the Ukrainian mob is hot on their trail. Frank, unable to rely on his usual contacts or even his trusty Audi, must think quickly to evade their pursuers as he speeds across Europe with his cargo. Along the way, they battle American mercenaries, Ukrainian henchmen, and even French police officers.

Frank, with his calm and collected demeanor, manages to fend off each of their attackers while maintaining his cool at all times. Even when he's injured or outnumbered, he still never loses sight of the goal, which is to get Valentina to her destination. Throughout the movie, Frank proves that he is much more than just a driver, and uses his martial arts skills to fight off attackers, and his strategic intelligence to plan his escape.

In addition to the action-packed stunts, the movie also has a strong emotional core, as Valentina's father, Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbe), becomes Fran,k's ally in the latter half of the movie. Instead of being just another client, Leonid shows a genuine concern for Frank and Valentina's safety, often putting himself in harm's way to ensure their safety. The father/daughter dynamic between Vasilev and Valentina is also explored in depth, making for a more nuanced and emotional experience.

Overall, Transporter 3 is an exciting and action-packed adventure, with a strong emphasis on practical special effects and stunt work. Jason Statham delivers another excellent performance as Frank Martin, and newcomers Natalya Rudakova and Robert Knepper deliver standout performances as well. Directed by Olivier Megaton, the movie is a thrilling ride filled with twists and turns, that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Transporter 3 is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 51.

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