The Transporter Refueled
, which is the fourth installment in the franchise, follows Frank Martin (Ed Skrein), who will transport anything on time if you follow his rules, for a price. When Martin receives a contract request from a woman to transport some packages, he gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the "packages" are two other women.
The women, who were part of a prostitution ring, not only want out, but are after revenge against their old boss. Martin gets sucked into their plans when the trio kidnaps his father (Ray Stevenson) to guarantee his help.
I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. It was action-packed and overall a very fun film. Where as obviously some of the things they pulled off in the movie, such as the crazy car chases and fight scenes, were a bit over the top, they were quite a lot of fun to watch. The movie started out a bit slow, but once the main action started, it was nonstop, and I was entertained for the entire movie.
The stunts themselves all were done beautifully and the special effects were brilliant and added to the feature.
The script was well written, and I enjoyed the different schemes the characters used to trick their enemies and the way they often pulled themselves out of trouble, as well as the ways Martin knocked out large groups of armed men without ever using a gun.
Skrein was a great action star for the film and believable as Frank.
I have not seen the original Transporter
films, so I can't compare the two, but you do not have to have watched the original to see Refueled
or to enjoy it. All in all, I had a good time watching and recommend the movie to action film fans.Bonus Features:
- The bonus features included are decent, but there are only a few, and they don't really add much.Frank Martin: The Reluctant Hero
- This feature is over nine minutes and focuses on the lead character. The director, Camille Delamarre, talks a bit about working with and casting Skrein, and that the character is a bit more "human" this time. Skrein talks about his stunts and fight training. Some of the group fights are discussed.The Coeur Brisé: Le Femmes of Refueled
- This feature is over five minutes and focuses on the female characters in the film. The actresses talk about working on the film and their characters and backstories, as well as the fight training and stunts.Rocketing from 0-60
- This feature is over five minutes. Skrein talks about the nonstop action of the film. The Audis used in the movie are discussed, as are the chase scenes, as well as one scene where the car is controlled by remote.Theatrical Trailer
Sneak Peek - Previews include Deadpool
, Hitman: Agent 47
, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Season 4, and Vikings
Season 3. There is also an option to play all.Packaging:
The blu-ray disc is packaged in the normal blue clamshell case with a Digital HD copy code on the insert.