Frank Martin is enjoying some time off when suddenly a friend transporter literally barges into his house. It appears that he was hired to transport a “package” that in this case is the daughter of a Ukrainian minister and who got kidnapped in order to force the minister to sign some agreement regarding toxic waste. Before Frank knows what’s going on he gets knocked out and when he wakes up he’s told he has to finish the job his friend started. To motivate Frank, an arm wrist has been put in place that allows him to go no further than a couple yards away from his car or else he’ll blow up.
Sound and Vision:
Unfortunately we only got the DVD release so we can’t tell much about the Blu-ray but the DVD does come with decent image and sound quality. The surround speakers get a nice piece of the action and are used very well. We didn’t spot any obnoxious compression errors but getting used to the quality of Blu-ray we do have to say this DVD looks less detailed. Not that it looks bad, not at all.
Transporter 3 brings back Jason Statham in the role of Frank Miller but where the previous parts got quite some good criticism I have to say that this part is pretty boring. We’ve seen it all before in other movies and Natalya Rudakova is pretty annoying as the Ukrainian daughter. The action scenes where Statham gets to kick ass are of course nice to see but they’re nothing special and also the car chases can’t compete with those from Ronin or even “Taxi”. The “fast-forward” way of showing the chases rather annoys more than that it adds to the tension, and the attempts for comedy are rather pathetic.
So, we’re left with a pretty standard action movie that’s nice to check out once if you’ve got nothing better to do but it certainly isn’t memorable.