||[Sep. 3rd, 2005|04:19 pm]
I went and saw the TRANSPORTER the other day and it was AWESOME!
Of course, by this I don't inply it has a quality script, or that the special effects were good, or that
the film wasn't a piece of crap. It was, in fact, all of these things, yet awesome!
There were scenes in the film that were borderline painful, like when an evil chick destroyed a helicopter with an uzi and instead of a deafening roar or a giant fireball, all we hear is a mild "poof" and a three-frame composited animation that looks like it was created in paintshop.
Not only that but there were GAPING plot holes. *SPOILER ALERT*
For example, the main bad-guy designed a "polymorphic, two-state, retrovirus" that is airborne and kills in a mere 24 hours. And he uses it in the film to attempt an assasination of a board of directors at a drug conference. But My question is, HOW THE HELL DOES HE EXPECT TO CONTAIN THIS FREAKING VIRUS!?! The board of directors catch the virus almost instantaniously, and they immediatly become infectious, at the conference is a HUGE audience, and TONNES of Press-folk. Wouldn't they also catch the virus? And then, infect their families, and soon, everyone in the entire freaking city!?! Don't worry, there's a whole 1 quarts of antidote to go around, that'll cure everybody. The film conveniently skips over the part where everyone gets cured in order to avoid the messy question of how to extract the cure from the villin's body. That's right, In order to safely transpot the cure, the villin puts the entire 2 quarts of antidote into his blood-stream in a mere 10 minutes. This makes perfect sense, he can merely poke a hole in his vein and out will pour the pure antidote. Of course!!!
But regardless of all these freaking plot holes, if was one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen! They definately took some chances and ended up doing all kinds of things I've never seen before, and combined with corny dialogue, I was laughing the whole movie!