Transporter Refueled


2015     PG-13    Blu-ray   1:30 (but feels longer)   ** Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson,

 

If you couldn’t tell by the titled (and perfectly titled too)   it’s a  reboot of the Jason Statham franchise. Now Ed Skrein plays Frank whats his name to carry on the adventures of the private mercenary only known in the underworld as the Transporter.

His father is retiring meanwhile there’s some sort of Prostitution ring that gets an upheaval. One of said ladies of the night wants to get out of the business and hires Frank for a job

I remember when Statham was in the movies… the fighting scenes with him were longer and faster,  that you could barely keep up. In this… they are shorter as well as No bullshit slower paced fights.

During one fight they end up in a very narrow hall of what at first I thought were like safety deposit boxes, but really just a hall of drawers. I see how narrow it is and I’m thinking how the hell are they going to fight, it doesn’t even look kike there’s room to move let alone fight moves. Well for us, it was a funny highlight of the movie (with little else)

Another highlight was a blink and miss it trick with the license plate (aka ‘tags’ as some places call them)

For a reboot I thought this was a bad job. Why not start it as a prequel where Skrein is a younger Frank, but we see how he came to be what he is? Or at least some sort of a back story here or there. Some of the dialog Skrein has I couldn’t catch, but gotta love that car… all cars should be made like that first audi!

Northmen: A viking saga


2015    R  1:37     Period Adventure  **Ryan Kwanten Tom Hopper Ed Skrein  more

A group of Vikings in the 9th century is approaching Britain to plunder the rich monasteries in the North Island. During a storm their ship gets smashed to pieces off Scotland. The daughter of the Scot King falls into their hands and the opportunity for a handsome ransom. The king sets his wolf-pack of mercenaries known for their savagery on them.

Well it’s definitely NOT the show Vikings these guys have been outcast and to get away from the  mercinaries they must trust a christian Monk (Kwanten) who is a warrior himself. At least this wasn’t an insult like the one that Dominick Purcell was in That makes Thor out to be a bad guy (hello idiots. he’s the protector of men and midguard… in which you live) watch for the adventure and action, it’s ok and some of the fighting is pretty cool.

I’ve always been interested in Norse mythology, culture and history to some extent throughout my life. So when I say the movie was ok… I mean as it wasn’t great like the show and didn’t make me feel insulted as one who celebrates their Gods and such. If you are a fan of the show Vikings… well it’s not as exciting as that but it’s not a horrible movie that the main print (file?) should be burned (or deleted & electronic storage item burned) like

watch/order via amazon Northmen – A Viking Saga