There’s just one shaven-headed English motion hero who can anchor a trilogy revolving round an ass-kicking protagonist who makes their dwelling ferrying harmful cargo, and as The Transporter Refueled made abundantly clear, it certain as hell wasn’t Ed Skrein.
The 2002 unique inadvertently gave rise to a whole subgenre that’s nonetheless going robust greater than 20 years down the road because the first-ever mid-budget actioner to characteristic Jason Statham within the lead position, one thing that’s lengthy since develop into his bread and butter.
The Transporter trilogy was hardly groundbreaking and even all that nice if we’re being sincere, however they did the job for anybody on the lookout for nothing greater than light-weight punch, stab, and shoot ’em ups that allowed Statham to chop free and do what he does greatest. Any person someplace figured that it was the model making it so common, although, which proved to be a hilariously misinformed resolution.
Skrein was named as the brand new Frank Martin, with plans for an all-new Transporter trilogy introduced, which ended up going up in a plume of embarrassing smoke when Refueled under-performed on the field workplace and was savagely overwhelmed into a state of near-death by critics and audiences, who couldn’t have been any extra scathing of their evaluation that when it got here to the franchise, it was Statham or no cube.
Even the worst motion films have behavior of rearing their heads on Netflix, to be honest, and it was solely a matter of time earlier than it was The Transporter Refueled‘s flip. Certain sufficient, FlixPatrol has named it was one of the latest additions to the platform’s worldwide watch-list, however you’re exponentially higher off revisiting the Statham trio as an alternative.