THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS IS BACK IN THE GAME.
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) has a new job driving the six-year-old son of a wealthy couple between home and school; when the boy is kidnapped, Frank does everything in his power to rescue him. Director Louis Leterriere has publicly apologized for making this sequel, but there’s no need – it’s no better or worse than the first film. There is reason to complain about the writers’ lack of imagination, but the movie is fast-paced and entertaining, with a smooth performance by Statham and swift fight scenes. Some of the CGI effects are just too ridiculous, though.
2005-France. 87 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Luc Besson, Steve Chasman. Directed by Louis Leterriere. Screenplay: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen. Cast: Jason Statham (Frank Martin), Alessandro Gassman (Gianni Chellini), Amber Valletta (Audrey Billings), Kate Nauta, Matthew Modine, Jason Flemyng.
Trivia: Followed by Transporter 3 (2008).