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A Bad Ass On His Bicycle... See Statham -vs- Everything In This TRANSPORTER 3 Clip!!

Published at: Nov. 20, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

Merrick here...
Jason Statham reprises his role as Frank Martin in TRANSPORTER 3. Olivier Megaton directs this time around (everyone should have a name that cool) from a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (who wrote the first two films in the series). The plot finds Frank wearing an explosive bracelet that'll detonate if he moves further than 75 feet from his vehicle. Check out this exclusive clip from the film. When I was a kid, I was constantly trying to do cool bike stuff like Frank's doing in this scene. And, I was constantly wiping out, bruising arms and legs, falling on my ass, and bashing my head in. Which, really, explains a whole helluva lot now that I think about it.

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  • Nov. 19, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Goodnight

    by BenBraddock

    Off to bed...

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Still sticking with the so-bad-it's-fun, over-the-top

    by CreasyBear

    approach they used with the last one. Makes the first one seem downright plausible. Yes, including the serendipity of finding a cropduster right next to the highway.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    third!

    by berserkrl

    fwa ha ha

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    God i hate these movies

    by eric haislar

    why?

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Damn you Spandau. Now I love this shit!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    opening night I'm in.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Speed 3: Stath Control

    by Evil Hobbit

    .

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I can do that.

    by CharyouTree

    no, really.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Crankporter? Count me fucking in!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    clever, but..

    by zom-bot.com

    at many points he is already 75 ft from the car. and cutting through the factory, like he knows his way around the place....what if the car stopped and he kept going inside? also, a stolen car would go much faster. just saying. neat to look at but kind of ridiculous.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    That was some bad...

    by Wyr

    Editing. Seriously.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    La france quel beau pays!

    by abetyler

    Olivier megaton I think, is not a talented director, and Besson has only interest in money, and became a fat nabab. It's a shame everytime only Bessonised actioner reach U.S. Haven't you heard about "MESRINE : l'instinc de mort"?

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    fat nabab

    by frankenfickle

    band name.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Transporter > The Dark Knight

    by the milf lover

    Statham rules, and his rough voice sounds better than Bale's shitty grumbling...

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I thought it was a car commercial

    by Continentalop

    Or a soda commercial. It would have been great if he left his coke in the cup holder. "Nothing gets between me and the great taste of Coca-cola!"

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Seeing this tomorrow...

    by bubbatwo420

    Can't wait for some mindless action, just wish the chick was hotter...

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I JUST HAD A SEIZURE!!!

    by UMAGA

    For the love of shit. I love the second film but Jesus Christ that shit was ridiculous. Michael Bay is jealous.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Hey! TRANS II was so friggin godawful bad...

    by uberman

    that I watched 15 mins and stopped the DVD player. So, as far as III goes-no chance in hell I'll be seeing it.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    That clip took away any thought I had...

    by fanboy71

    of even renting this movie. When are directors gonna learn that we are not stupid. Give us realistic fights and we will watch. This shit only works in superhero movies.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Film Drunk hit the nail on the head with

    by Holodigm

    "oy, whai don' oy jus' taik me shir' awf"

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    SO AWESOME

    by Darth Valinorean

    .... its so bad it is brilliant!!

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    with Statham

    by Holodigm

    gah

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA!!!

    by DocPazuzu

    Transporter FTW! <p> I love The Stath and will watch him in anything. That's right, even in the horror known as Revolver. <p> The Transporter movies are stupid cinema at its finest and most retarded. Fuck poseur shit like Shoot Em Up and its smug, condescending ilk. <p> As far as I'm concerned they could keep making Transporter flicks forever. Wonderful drivel.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    These movies are guilty pleasures for me

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Great cinema? No, and I know it. But it's fun watching Statham. The second one was WAY over the top with that scrape-the-bomb off the bottom of the car stunt (not to mention the "can you fly" leap out the window. Which is fine, but when you decide to make your protagonist a superhero, you lose some of that audience attachment. Unlike, say, the first Die Hard. But hey, that's the diff here--you walk in waiting to see Statham kick ass HIS way, and you just go along with the crazy ass sh1t

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Recast him with Shaun of the Dead

    by Squashua

    You got some red on you.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Transporter 2 wasn't horrible

    by UMAGA

    Shut your brain off and have fun. The first one was just a bore.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    You said it Abominable Snowman

    by theycallmemrglass

    Guilty pleasure is what it is. We know it and boy does the film makers fucking know it! Strange thing is that Statham was first and foremost a proper fucking actor but is more than content to be the new kickass cult DVD king. Unlike Van Dam, Mathison, Lungren, Seagal, etc, he can go back to serious stuff when his star fades.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    guilty pleasure?? no guilt for me!!

    by the milf lover

    I know these movies are bad, but I love this shit and feel no guilt whatsoever! Statham is greatness embodied!

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    And to think these piles o shit came from the

    by bongo123

    guy that give us Leon!!?? i mean WTF!! Leon has never been bettered in my book and he writes this shit...jesus

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    that's fair

    by abetyler

    I recognize that kind of movies can be fun watching, but since Besson kind of fucked up movie production in france by making only pre-fab comcept movies it's always a bit frustrating to see that only these films are spotlighted abroad.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Just plain fun

    by Laza-rus

    All of 'em.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Loved the first one...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Was distinctly underwhelmed by the second, hope this one is better.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    why do people qualify their like for these movies?

    by BadMrWonka

    people always write, "are they great cinema? no. but I enjoy them."<p>kudos if you like them, but do you really need to qualify that for us? is anyone thinking these ARE great cinema? any Oscar buzz for the guy with the exploding bracelet? not so much.<p>I wouldn't feel the need to say, "is surfing the same as winning the nobel prize? no, but I like it."<p>qualifiers just make you sound cliched. these movies are retarded, full stop. if you enjoy it, more power to you, but you like something retarded. making a glib comment on it doesn't magically make them less retarded.<p>and after the red bull buzz from this one wears off, it should be close to time for Transformers 2, so you should be all set for a while. wouldn't want you to have to rape your girlfriend in front of a crowd of japanese kids to keep your rush going...

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    There's actually FIVE clips online...

    by elbowburger

    Try looking in your inbox for once Harry and the other bloke I emailed these links to about 37 years ago. Click below: http://blackfilm.com/20081106/features/transporter3clip1.shtml http://blackfilm.com/20081106/features/transporter3clip2.shtml http://blackfilm.com/20081106/features/transporter3clip3.shtml http://blackfilm.com/20081106/features/transporter3clip4.shtml http://blackfilm.com/20081106/features/transporter3clip5.shtml

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    beh

    by elbowburger

    copy and paste 'em. :)

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    THAT. WAS. HOR...

    by tempurasan

    BRILLIANT!!! I'm there opening night. Transporter films subscribe to the old HK actioner philosophy. A bunch of guys standing around saying "wouldn't it be cool if..?". They throw it out there and see what sticks, thankfully most of it does.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    The Transporter movies are great cinema.

    by bioforge

    The conformist assholes can stick what the critics tell them. Proud member of the Statham ass kickery club United.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Its James Bond without the hair or money

    by Turd Furgeson

    JJJJJJJJEEEEEEEEZZZZZZ I hate him when he does this crap. Yes we know you can fight, we know your body is better than everyone elses, we know your voice is cool as hell like bouncing pebbles on a base drum, we know you'll probably nail that hot red head in this movie... Ah fuck it I'm just bitter....

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Not retarded...smart fun...

    by sonnyfern

    Most folks can't put together a fun action scene even if they tried. Transporter flicks pull it off everytime.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Garbage

    by SithMenace

    This guy needs to give it up.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Really a 3rd shitty movie?

    by Sappers Forward

    The first one was original and cool. The second was complete garbage. How the hell did they get the $$$ and green light to make this movie?

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I'd say this movie doesn't seem too believable, but

    by kabong

    I don't want to ruin it for us.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Second one sucked ass

    by Durendal

    There's fun over the top and there's just stupid over the top. The first one was the former. The second was the latter. Seriously, flipping his car and taking the bomb off on a crane? The airplane swooping around like crazy with the completely anticlimactic fight scene? That ridiculous scrawny bitch with too much makeup? It was fucking awful. The first one was over the top, but not too much. It was stupid fun. The second one took it way too fucking far and sucked filthy ass.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    These movies are just pure cinema fun.

    by sweeneydave

    No thinking. No confusing plot. Just Statham doing his thing. I love them!

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    awww!! That shit was tight son!!!

    by nukeface

    What? That shit was tight.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    transporter3: fuck the xgames

    by TheDudeintheShadows

    so hes a pro bmx'er now eh?

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I miss Shu Qi

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    :(

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    My Name Is Frank...

    by Crow3711

    ..And Today, Is The Day I Transport. Statham takin' it to the max + a man named Olivier Megaton (seriously?) = OSCAR.

  • Nov. 19, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Stratham needs to find the right vehicle

    by aversiontherapy2

    His time is running out to be a big star, he needs a real action franchise, he's certainly capable. Time to fire the agent and get a new one.

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by gotilk

    You and every red blooded male with a heartbeat.

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    The first Transporter was GREAT...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    The second just became a ridiculous cartoon with the impossible stunts, especially with the scene where Frank removes a bomb attached to his car's undercarriage by flipping the car in midair and hooking the bomb onto a crane before it explodes. I HOPE this new movie isn't more of the same.<p>Stick with the ubercool martial arts/hand-to-hand stuff and keep the car stunts to driving really fast and plausible maneuvers. The more they pull Frank out of the "real world" and into Knight Rider/My-car-can-do-anything-land, the worse this series gets.<p>PLEASE... just make Frank an ethical bad@$$ we can cheer for. No more seeing bullets coming and dodging them like Neo! :(

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking atrocious!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Who cares anyway when AVATAR is fucking our eyeballs in 2009?

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Bad Mr. Wonka

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'm not trying to qualify or justify anything to anyone; I merely stated that to preface why I DO enjoy the movies. Because around here, if you like stuff like this, you could get slammed. So rather than defend myself after the fact, I come right out and say, look, I realize these flicks are just mindless ass-kicking fun which can be forgotten the instant you walk out the door. I'm not trying to suggest that in someone's universe they COULD be anything more than that, because it's not my place to argue anyone else's opinion for them.

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    BadWonka

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Reading your post again, you sound a little jaded. Is there something wrong with liking a "retarded" action movie every once in a while? Isn't that why a lot of people go to the show--escapism? I'm not trying to make them "less retarded" with my comments. In fact, I'm not defending the merits of the movies at all. I simply stated that I like them for what they are, but also recognize what they are--the movie equivalent of a Snickers bar

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by just pillow talk

    Do you need a hug?<p>Work gotcha down?<p>Hi, my name is pillow talk and I LOVE retarded movies. I just watched Starship Troopers 3, which had a singing sky marshall, some nice ta-ta's, and exploding heads. I also recently just watched Zombie Strippers, which had some funny parts. <p>The doctors say I'm doing better now, and perhaps I'll be able to accept visits from my family soon (crossing fingers).<p>mmmm...snickers.

  • Nov. 20, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi

    by just pillow talk

    Who are you kidding, you had your eyeballs fucked a long time ago. Avatar will be getting sloppy seconds.