The non-stop product placement … sorry, action continues—but without Jason Statham. In his stead, we have the kind-of-Eurotrashy Ed Skrein. He’s got the beard stubble right, but does little else to evoke Statham’s raspy, stone-faced presence, which brought all the silliness together.
In this attempted reboot, driver-for-hire Frank Martin must chauffeur/safeguard a quartet of femme-fatale bank robbers bent on bringing down the Russian human trafficker that done them wrong, yada yada. Mostly cheap car tricks and reliably ludicrous mayhem. Despite the threatened sequels, this franchise is out of gas. Japanese title: Transporter Ignition. (96 min)