The Transporter Refuelled review (Blu-ray)

Now that the great Stath has moved on to Hollywood big bucks success with Fast and Furious instalments and mocking his tough guy persona in Spy, it's the younger and sleeker looking Skrein who plays the smart-suited and mono-syllabic driver with lethal fighting skills. He can't better the Stath of course, but then the role hardly requires fierce acting chops. He can handle himself well when attacked which is all that matters.

Here he is blackmailed by a leggy ex prostitute (Chabanol) into helping her and her equally sexy cohorts into getting revenge on their former boss,  a very rich and nasty Russian mobster (Kolnokolnikov). In return for his slick services they will release his kidnapped father (Stevenson).

Who cares about the plot though? This is just an excuse for fast moving action and ludicrous stunt work. It 's zippily edited with attractive sun blenched Monaco seafront locations and laughable dialogue. The silly storyline is merely there to service regular chases, gunfights and all manner of kinetic situations where Skrein can lithely fight with numerous objects. Stevenson tries to inject some personality into his role as the macho dad constantly calling his son "Junior" and the girls are certainly easy on the eye, It's no better or worse than the Statham trilogy, offering a diverting time for undemanding action fans. It does exactly what it says on the tin. No more. What's wrong with that?

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