For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I had been meaning to check out the reboot. remake, re-imagining, or whatever you want to call it of The Transporter series. The Transporter Refueled was released last year and it was the first film in the franchise to not feature Jason Statham. The film actually stars Ed Skrein (Deadpool) as Frank Martin, the transporter. In this film, Frank takes a job from the beautiful Anna (Loan Chabanol), but what he doesn’t realize is that he is going to be a pawn in her game of revenge on a Russian crime lord in the south of France. When Frank tries to get out of it, they kidnap his father (Ray Stevenson) and use him as bait to get Frank to finish the job. The film also stars Gabriella Wright (Everly) as Gina, Tatiana Pajkovic as Maria, Wenxia Yu as Qiao, Radivoje Bukvic (Taken) as Arkady Karasov, Noémie Lenoir (Rush Hour 3) as Maïssa, Yuri Kolokolnikov (Leningrad) as Yuri, Lenn Kudrjawizki (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) as Leo Imasova, Samir Guesmi (District B13) as Inspector Bectaoui, Anatole Taubman (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Stanislas Turgin, and the film was directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions). To see the rest of the review of the film and to check out the stats, please click here.
One of my favorite Martial Arts films from 2012 was The Man With The Iron Fists which starred Wu-Tang Clan member and now actor RZA (Brick Mansions) as Thaddeus, the man with the iron fists. The film was an ode to the old martial arts films about Shaolin monks and he is back for the sequel The Man With The Iron Fists 2. Thaddeus is now sort of a man on the run, but from his past. He is trying to make it to a temple so that he can ask for forgiveness and cleanse his soul of the violence. He takes a detour when he is attacked and found by some mining villagers who have a problem of their own. The villagers are being controlled by an evil man and villagers are dying left and right. So, with Thaddeus’s help, the villagers leader Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen) will revolt against the evil faction to gain their freedom. The film also stars Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat) as Mayor Zhang, Kowit Wattanakul (Only God Forgives) as Jia Hang, Grace Huang (The Man With The Iron Fists) as Gemini Female, Pim Bubear (Ninja II) as Innocence, Carl Ng (New Police Story) as Master Ho, Charlie Ruedpokanon (Only God Forgives) as Li Guang, and the film was directed by Roel Reine (The Marine 2). To see the stats and the review of the film, please visit the site here.