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.
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Rotten Watch Prediction
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.