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    Rules are made to be broken

    "You broke the rules, you opened the package." - Wall Street



    Release Date: October 11, 2002
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
    Director: Cory Yuen
    Starring: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze, François Berléand, Doug Rand, Jedd Tan, Rick Young

    Plot Summary: Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin (Statham) lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods - human or otherwise - from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names - Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: Never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He has been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" (Schulze) (see Rule Two) to make a delivery, but when Frank stops along route, he notices his "package" is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman (Shu). Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules - which make up his basic code of survival - also quickly falls, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken.

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    Your borke the rules..you opened the packge..."

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    Man, I REALLY want to see this movie. I'll probably see it tommorow.

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    I REALLY wanted this to be a good movie, but it wasn't.... reminded me of the American kick flicks I used to go see all the time in the early 90's. The time of Jean Claude VanDamme, Steven Seagal, and Jeff Speakman movies.

    It would've been alright if it had come out then.

    Anyway, even for action fans.... save your money and go rent some vintage Jet Li or Jackie Chan.

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    It would've been alright if it had come out then.
    Here, here. I myself only watched it for Shu Qi. But man there were some racist punks in there. Like, before the movie, this one guy said, "All right, all you Asians better shut up." And we were like, "What the..." and about to throw down too. And the people behind us were saying crap about Chinese and Filipinos. Grrr...
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    I finally was able to see The Transporter.

    I was going to go see it Friday but my friend worked late and we couldn't make it in time. So I saw The Rules of Attraction on Friday. Which was funny but had the worst storyline known to man.

    So we were going to see The Transporter Saturday, but a 25-35 minute wait at The Outback turned into a 1:05 wait. But I did get to see a couple of drunks battle it out, so it wasn't a complete loss.

    So Sunday rolls around and I get to see The Transporter.

    OK, it wasn't the greatest movie ever. However I did find it very entertaining. The fight sequences were interesting to say the least, especially the brawl in the bus station.

    The script was pretty decent, and the acting was decent, with the exception of Statham... he ruled!

    I think the story line or lack of one held the movie back slightly, but not enough to make it bad.

    overall I give the movie ***
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    Well...dissapointed is all I can say. Aside from the incredibly cool Jason Statham and some killer fight scenes, I found the movie to be ridiculous on the same level of 'xXx''s ridiculous-ness. I really enjoyed the opening of the movie, but it skidded downhill shortly after. Once that love-type music played with Statham first saw the girl in the bag, I knew it was downhill from there, and I was right. Some cool fight peices don't save this movie. Jason Statham is the movie's only redeeming factor.

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    Fight scenes were cool, but just not enough of it outside of the trailers I've seen to impress me.

    Bar's been raised pretty high for me on what I expect out of martial art action.

    And what happened to the blocking of the missle with a cooking pan?

    The love crap should've been toned down... alot, the chick should have her ear splitting screams editted out, fight scenes needed to be longer; better stanged; drawn out and more frequently, and although "Turkish" seems like a cool action star I think taking the lead role was too much weight for his shoulderst to bare.. for now.

    Once again this movie is not worth seeing in a movie theatre.

    I wouldn't compare it to xXx, cuz at least that was really big, absurd fun that has alot of character and personality. Vin cared his lead role with ease.

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    I hope no one hates me and I'll try not to go off too much. But sadly there was nothing about this movie I liked. Fight scenes were average I'd say, some were alright (Statham covered in oil ) but the storyline and "plot" were so cookie cutter it was ridiculous. And some woman who's kidnapped falling in love with and screwing some guy who hasn't been that great? Riiiight. And there were no surprises. They seemed to TRY to do plot twists but failed as far as I'm concerned.

    One thing I DID like about this movie: I didn't have to pay to see it.

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    It was really entertaining.

    It wasn't a great film, but it wasn't bad. Paying to see something that entertains you and is overall pretty brainless is okay to do every once in awhile and there's nothing wrong with it.

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    ***

    I saw this one on DVD today and it really wasn’t too bad. There wasn’t a ton of thought involved to it—The Transporter was pretty much straight action with a few little bits thrown in.

    The opening when Frank went to pick of the three guys and there were four of them set a great tone for the movie. It showed how rigid he is on his deals and the amount of precision he takes with every job. I loved how those four thugs were freaking out and trying to come up with way around it but rule number one is you never change the deal. Once they shot the guy in the backseat the car chase was really pretty cool.

    The relationship between Frank and Inspector Tarconi was rather interesting and worked very well. Tarconi seemed to always know that “Mr. Frank” was more than meets the eye, but there was a part of him the respected the man so he let him be.

    I was surprised when Wall Street (what kind of a name is that? ) tried to killed “The Transporter.” It was pretty cool though when Frank went back to house and kicked the door down and beat up all the thugs.

    All the action and fight scenes were pretty cool, even when the action got a bit over the top. The fight in the oil at the bus station was something else.

    Lai’s father as the co-bad guy didn’t really work for me. For some reason it just didn’t seem right.

    I found it interesting how much Lai was able to help Frank with his stories for the inspector. They sure got close quickly, but ultimately it made him want to be a better person.

    The worst thing about this movie (as a matter of fact it cost it another half star) is the score. This is by far one of the worst movie scores I have ever heard. I can’t believe someone actually paid for that. The only thing worse than the score was the original songs. A lot of times I watch the credits, but I just couldn’t get past the cast because it would have meant listening to the song at the end. It was horrid and I suggest you avoid any movie scored by Stanley Clarke.

    Overall a good movie, but there is a reason the DVD didn’t offer a just score with composer commentary, probably because Clarke shouldn’t be allowed to work in film ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Penguin

    The worst thing about this movie (as a matter of fact it cost it another half star) is the score. This is by far one of the worst movie scores I have ever heard.
    Damn it, I just saw this topic and wanted to post about the music, every post didn't mention it and I thought I'd get to be the first. Blast you Penguin!

    At any rate. About 2 months ago, I saw it with a good friend of mine who's like a 3rd degree blackbelt in every form of martial arts I know, we're big kung-fu beat em up movie fans, so we begged the lady at Blockbuster to find us a copy.

    We got one. Went home. And as soon as I popped it in, I noticed that the music completely killed every scene. I honestly believe that this movie woulda been 20x better had it had good music.

    I mean the movie itself sucked hard, but the fight scenes and the stunts that guy pulled off WERE pretty impressive, and if the fight scenes were to be backed up with music along the lines of The Matrix or such, they would have been the Scooby and Shaggy of "The Transporter" (By which I mean, Scoob and Shag were the only redeeming qualities of "Scooby Doo")

    It just really wasn't a good movie, it tried though, and I HAVE seen worse films. Bottom line, if you wanna see a DECENT movie, rent it and during the fight scenes break out your favorite action film soundtrack, turn the TV volume down, and play that music.

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    This movie was just silly fun. Nothing more or less. Great fight scenes, but the rest is pretty disposable. Many laughable moments.

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    I liked this movie for one reason: the main character.
    He was the man.

    however there were two problems with this movie, in my opinion of course.

    one is the music, thats been mentioned.

    the second is the director. I firmly believe that if Luc Bessen had directed this it would have been so much better.
    The opening car chase was severly weakened by bad editing, and the fight scenes were (for the most part) shot poorly.

    It always annoys me when ya can see that the guy has talent..but ya can't see what he is doing...

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