30 Days of Film: Bel's day 13

| Posted by Bel | The time is 11.15am here in Wellington NZ |

A film that is a guilty pleasure

The Transporter and Transporter 2. Okay and Transporter 3 too, you got me.

These movies are fun to watch. The stunt driving is amazing, there's lots of cool martial arts fighting, things blow up very regularly and Jason Stratham prefers to beat up baddies whilst topless.

But the funnest part? When you know that the transporter is gay.

This puts a delightfully subversive edge on the testosterone-fuelled action as the director says, "You see these tough guys who say, ‘The Transporter, that’s such a great movie!’ If they only knew they’re really cheering for a new kind of action hero."

Sweet car, exciting fighting and a woman that he has no interest in
The third film has a different director, the wonderously named Olivier Megaton, and it features Frank's first ever liaison with a woman, landing him safely back in mainstream (and cliched) territory.

But I still think our 21st century action hero has a place in his heart for Inspector Tarconi AKA obviously his lover.