Oh look, another Jason Statham action flick! Will it bomb? Or will it be “The Bomb”. Jason Statham is fastly becoming a household name in the more than lacking action hero genre of todays time. Growing up, their was tons of “Action Heroes” including the likes of Sylvestor Stallone, Bruce Willis, Steven Segal, Kurt Russel, and the ever so popular “Last Action Hero” Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Another one that I failed to mention is one that I personally compare him a little bit more to which is Jean Claude Van Damme. So you tell me, is Jason Statham only known because of the lack there of, or he is truly that good? I’ll go with the latter, but its hard not to notice that his only competition Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is too tied up raking in the kiddo bucks with flicks like “Race to Witch Mountain” and “The Game Plan”.
For Statham fans, I’d also like to hear from you which other Statham movies are your favorites? I myself really like “The Bank Job” and although a minuscule role his part in “The Mean Machine” was one I really enjoyed. More so the build up of his character. Its “The Longest Yard” meets Soccer or futbol as many call it. What’s yours?
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is back! The Transporter is back! I’ll be the first to say and probably not the last that I thought the sequel to the first was absolutely horrible. I had low hopes going into this one and even so this one really shocked me. I’m glad to see the Transporter back in A+ action! I think fans of Statham will love this and fans of the Transporter franchise will be glad that this one got the quality it deserved! Sure the plot may be a little off the wall, but the martial arts and stunt driving more than made up for it!
This time Frank is forced to transport Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), an objectionable young woman, across Europe by a group of villains who have fitted Frank and Valentina with explosive bracelets. If either of them move more than 75 feet away from Frank’s car, their bracelet will explode making this quite the rollercoaster ride! So what’s the connecton to all of this? Well, the “Bad Man” Robert Knepper is smuggling in toxic waste to basically hurt the environment. I could go into further detail and make more sense of myself but I dont want to reveal any spoilers for those who have yet to see the film!
If your a Statham fan, you gotta see this on blu!
Uhmmm Wow! Seriously, not much more I can say. This gets a 5 disc rating here at BRC in the picture quality department. Lionsgate did this one as much justice as Icon did for them chaps in the UK. 1080p transfer with a 2:35:1 theatrical aspect ratio.
This is reference quality right here. PQ is immaculate. Vibrant colors all around and deep blacks. Even in scenes that are cast from far away the clarity is always there. Two thumbs up to the film crew and those technicians who made the Blu-ray transfer. Any small bit of grain resembled in this flick is there because its supposed to be. Its not there alot, but noticeable in some few instances. I say again, 5 disc rating. I’d give it a 5.5 if I could 😉
The Transporter 3 comes PACKED with an audioholic’s wet dream. DTS HD-Master 7.1 Lossless soundtrack. The sound is downright amazing. It provides a sleek full sound whenever needed and the clarity is cystal clear. Your sub will get put to use and the whizzing of the cars passing during race scenes may lead you to believe that your at the Indy Speedway. It’s mixed and mastered with perfection with speakers equally utilized and the bass will … let me put it bluntly, go bananas, shake the house, and rOxOrs your bOxeRS! Pure reference quality here folks, show this one off to the friends and fam!
The supplemental section is really awesome on this one. It firstly offers an audio commentary track with director Olivier Megaton where he covers the film from its beginning stages. He also comments on the design of the bracelet and the script in itself. Also it has a feature called, “Making of Transporter 3” (480p) in which where it shows the transformation of what will come of 3 based on the previous 2 along with car scenes and interviews with cast and crew. A fun watch.
My favorite however is, “Special Delivery: Transporters in the Real World” (480p) This feature has interviews with Navy Seals, former secret service agents, intelligence operatives, special forces, you name it! They discuss everything from the real world duties of a Transporter including both mental and physical challenges of the profession.
Storyboard Compare: (480p) Showcases storyboards of the film
Visual Effects (480p) A look into the special effects of the film.
The Sets (480p) A look into the Frank Martin’s surrounding ; architect of his home. Also another look at the climax of the movie.
Trailers (1080p) The Spirit, Crank 2, Bangkok Dangerous, Punisher War Zone
Disc 2: Digital Copy of film
THE BOTTOM LINE:
This film is worth a purchase or rent at the very least. You can catch a deal on the regular US release quite often so be on the lookout. Our link below from a reputable dealer is always having deals on this title from time to time. If your looking for some senseless mind blowing action this is it. If your looking for an academy award winning portrayal of acting, this isn’t it. This is Blu-ray eye candy in its purest form, the transfer is amazing and the audio will rock your socks off (especially the sound on the US release.) The only thing that could truly deter your opinion on this flick is if you find Valentina’s voice unbearable. It wasn’t a problem for me but I’ve read where some people just couldnt stand her thick russian accent. With all that aside, I highly recommend this movie on blu-ray disc.