It’s the kind of movie that has its hero, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein), drive a speeding jet ski up onto a beach and, while it’s still moving, leaping off it and into the window of an SUV that’s racing by – feet first! Skrein became very fond of the Audi S8 2012 sedan that was his near-constant companion during filming. Besides the nearly instant fatigue induced by yet another “reboot”-in this case of a franchise already three films and one TV series deep-the newest big-screen Transporter is fatally hobbled by the exit of Jason Statham, presumably off somewhere indulging his passion for Chekhov”.
Watch trailer for “The Transporter Refueled“. “You can not tell them apart”. “Different outfits”. The film revolves around Frank Martin’s efforts to rescue his kidnapped father and the situations he has to deal with during the rescue mission. “It didn’t seem too much of a stretch”, Skrein said in an interview.
While the fight in a narrow corridor of file drawers is a nice touch, Skrein doesn’t wear his martial-arts persona naturally, unlike Statham. At least “Refueled” recognizes that the only way to make its protagonist interesting is to surround him with cartoon lunacy.
Frank plans some downtime with his newly retired dad (Ray Stevenson), a former spy who may have turned in his license to kill but still has a way with the ladies.