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Transporter 3

This time, the rules are the same. Except one. 

Year: 2008 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Olivier Megaton 
Starring: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand andRobert Knepper  
An image from Transporter 3

“Transporter 3” sees Jason Statham return once again as hard hitting transporter Frank. Frank's latest job is to transport Valentina (Rudakova), the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency for Ukraine, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. There's one catch, Frank has been rigged with explosives, and failure to complete the job will result in a rather abrupt end to his career. With Valentina's father putting as many obstacles in Frank's path as he can and with an uncooperative passenger, this promises to be Frank's most difficult job yet.The “Transporter” franchise began in 2002 with “The Transporter”. It stood out as one of the action films of the year with slick choreographed fight scenes and clever fast paced car chases. Not surprisingly, given the unexpected success of the first film, a sequel was commissioned. “Transporter 2” managed to maintain the high standards set by the original film with even more entertainingly outrageous action set pieces. The latest “Transporter” film, once again written and produced by Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element” and “Léon”), continues this trend going a step further than its predecessor.

The fight scenes are once again brilliant in their inventiveness and, although not always believable, they instead focus on being entertaining. Besson wisely chose to move the action back to Europe after the American setting of Transporter 2's. Thanks to this the film has some wonderfully varied locations ranging from Marseilles to Stuttgart and Budapest to Odessa.

If you enjoyed the previous “Transporter” films or just want to see an action film with a great sense of fun and spectacle, then you'll love this.

George Marshall

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Screenings of this film:

2008/2009 Spring Term (35mm)