The Transporter franchise could never be mistaken for cerebral cinema, but the first three films were something of a guilty pleasure thanks to the undeniable presence of Jason Statham in the lead role. Indeed, the biggest question hanging over this reboot was whether it could fly without ‘the Stath’, who has been replaced by rising British star Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones). As it transpires, however, the casting is the least of its problems.
On The Sly
Eighties action movies will always hold a special place in cinematic history, their glorious excesses a continuing influence. But although it’s been hyped as 2010’s biggest movie, there was always the possibility that The Expendables would be nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia. Luckily, it’s a little more than that.