Having had a good time watching Transporter, I happily viewed T2 (smirk) on HBO. Of course, the action would have played better on the large screen, but I had a good o' time anyway. Even my girlfriend enjoyed this film. She smiled facetiously afterward, "well that was dull, not an ounce of acting there."
As with the first, just don't expect anything close to a waterproof plot and you'll be in the right frame of mind. The film delivers in the action department. You can expect some cool driving action, but there's actually quite a bit of the martial arts going here. I especially liked the fire hose scene.
Besides a fun script and never a dull moment directing, Jason Statham really deserves praise for his screen presence. He's instantly likeable, looks great in the car and in fight scenes and at the same time projects a sincere sensitivity that makes him solidly engaging. I greatly appreciated these sweet moments in the film. Even though they are short and sparing, they make an action film feel more rounded and harder hitting. And of course, endear to us even more, the Transporter himself, who is written well and Jason, despite imperfect acting chops, brings him perfectly to life. And some pleasurable performances by Francoise Berleand and Alessandro Gassman as the cook and bad guy. Strong B+
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