Don’t go into end of summer mourning yet, folks. There’s still got some time left to enjoy the rays until we reach that self-imposed line of summer demarcation known as Labor Day. If you’re looking for a time at the movies, though, this week we’ve got Transporter Refueled and A Walk in the Woods.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.

Transporter Refueled
Rotten Watch Prediction
I’ve been told more than one time that I’m a Jason Statham look alike. Now, I harbor no illusions that I have the same body type (or charming personality) as the dude. But, and this is independent opinion trust me, from the neck up me and Jay have some similar qualities. Namely the 90% shaved head and receding hairline. So I consider the two of us brothers of sort and it’s going to be tough seeing a Transporter movie without my boy.

Take a look at another (less attractive) main character in the trailer for The Transporter Refueled
After a successful box office run ($250 million worldwide through three flicks) and moderate critical success (53%, 51%, 37%) The Transporter franchise turns to reins over to actor Ed Skrein to play a younger version of Frank Martin in the newest film. This story is apparently meant to go back in time to a younger version of Miller, though that seems to be in plot point only because the flick clearly takes place in a future beyond the original movie. Pay no mind there, though, because I doubt very much the filmmakers care even an iota about continuity or timelines. And why should they? This film is supposed to a slick, adrenaline-fueled romp through action sequences and cheesy one-liners. In that respect it appears they hit their mark.

For a movie that clearly knows what it is, The Transporter Refueled looks like a moderate tour de force of chase scenes, fight scenes, more chase scenes, cool suits, douchily-dressed bad guys, and stylization out the ass. In short, it looks fun. This is an end of the summer film from director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions-23%) and if critics go in with the right frame of mind (namely: it ain’t no Oscar winner) then this will do okay with that crowd.

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