|Whoever decided that you should not |
take off your shirt should be beaten.
Most of the problem with this movie is the script. It relies too much on the assumption that we have read the three previous novels and already knows and loves the irascible DS Brandt, but I wasn't. A careful screenwriter could have crafted a standalone story from the material at hand, but it feels like someone tried to translate the book directly into the film. But there is one other problem with this movie and that is Jason Statham. Jason, don't you know by now that what people want to see is you running around shirtless beating people up? It worked so well in The Transporter. And Transporter 2. And of course Transporter 3: Transportier. It's sort of what we all expect from you, so it's a little disappointing when you don't deliver.