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LE T4XI RIDES AGAIN!!!!
on 21 August 2008
If your a lover of the Taxi films then your gonna love this, Taxi 4 was released in France last year a whole ten years after the first movie hit the screens and their still hitting top gear.
Admittedly my favourite Taxi movie is number two, that one topped the first installment and even though number three was good it didn't beat the second one. Now the gang is back once again for another crazy story involving almost the entire cast. (no lilly at all, even though her parents are in this).
This movie is based a few years on from the last one as we left them in number three with emillien just becoming a father and our speedfreak hero Daniel finding out Lilly is also pregnant, making them focus on having to grow up and take on real responsibility. the former they just couldnt accomplish (men never grow up, I know so... I am one lol)
In Taxi four we find them with their sons aged around five, veritable miniatures of their fathers and the boys do get involved in the story as well although thankfully they dont become focus of the whole plot.
The main story of this movie is that a belgian terrorist (I know, just the thought of it) is being transferred through marseilles and its the police's responisbility to keep him contained within his cage (literally).
Knowing this means automatically somehow their bufoonery lets the terrorist escape and all pandemonium ensues leading to our heroic duo joining forces once more to save the day.
There are one or two changes with this movie compared to the last three, first off as previously mentioned there is no lilly (daniels partner) and personally more importantly the car has changed.
From a Peugeot 406 to.... a 407.
While this makes little difference to the movie they again like Taxi 3 focus less on the car and more on the characters which in some respects is good but in others makes Taxi two still stand out as the best for its action scenes.
The cresendo of the movie seems to be a little bit of a parody of scarface, note the room their in looks alot like the final scenes of scarface and our chief of police does what he does best, create mayhem.
All in all this is a good movie, still personally not the best of them but an inprovement on number three.
A great stand alone movie if your a virgin taxi viewer as its a great action comedy, but for the fans who have followed the movies from one to three this is a great addition to the collection.
Viva le T4xi!!!