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Transporter: Car chases and combat make this sexist film

A still from The Transporter Refueled

A still from The Transporter Refueled

The new Transporter film has a new man in charge. This seems like a great week for Audi cars, as this film too (like the other release, Hitman: Agent 47 ) plugs the brand. And like that film, this too is an utterly generic action film. If Hitman had one woman in distress, this film has four, and is mounted on a wannabe feminist plot in which four women, snared by a mafia that specialises in flesh trade, are on a mission to destroy that mafia and escape slavery. They manipulate the ‘Transporter’ to achieve this.

While on the outside, it seems like a feminist story, the fact is that it is an extremely sexist film. The scenery of the film is filled with women who practically wear nothing but high heels. All this is, of course, done under the garb of showing ‘the brutality of the sex trade’. They are constantly presented as eye candy and are in constant need of help from the protagonist and his father.

If you only want high-speed car chases, women and well-choreographed hand-to-hand combat scenes, you might just be able to sit through this film.


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