Before this film came out, Jason Statham was probably only known for his roles in the films by Guy Ritchie (in fact, before The Transporter came out, I gained a liking to Statham through his role in Snatch.)
It’s then kind of funny that he would break into the American market with what I remember as bit of a generic action film (though in my opinion, this film introduced Statham, while his next film The Italian Job cemented his status to American audience).
It’s been a while since I last seen the film and don’t remember much except the basic plot (there was a woman in the truck of his car and he decides to help her out) and the fact that there were a lot of choreographed fight scenes (including one with Statham covered with oil).
With my, not too impressed outlook on the film, it is probably no surprise that I skipped the second film and I’ll probably end up skipping the third one as well.
(Note: Starting next week, I will be looking at my favourite holiday films for the month of December)