RUNNING ON CHEAP GAS
Franchise gets a reboot seven years after the first instalment. The action sequences and fight scenes are relentless.
( Brick Mansions) and his collaborators have devised a few nifty sequences, including a Jackie Chan-style fight scene in which Frank uses an array of file cabinet drawers to dispatch his opponents, and a car’s flying leap into an airport terminal through which it proceeds to wreak vehicular havoc. But unlike the similarly highoctane stunts in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, most of the ones rendered here are so cartoonish and divorced from reality that they induce more laughs than gasps.
Speaking of laughs, there are more than a few in such scenes as when one of the women gets shot in the stomach, prompting emergency surgery using spider webs as a coagulant. But not to worry, she’s feeling fine the next morning. It’s yet one more example of howThe Transporter Refueled is running on cheap gas. – Reuters/ Hollywood Reporter