A French production, a British lead and a Chinese director and co-star hardly add up to a cosmopolitan product.Luc Besson, these days lazily reduced to a producer and idea-churner, hands the directorial chores down to Cory Yuen (Lethal Weapon 4, Mahjong Dragon). A no-questions-asked glorified deliveryman breaks his own rules because, hey, he has Shu Qi in his trunk! And therefore the scheming baddies wage no-holds-barred tactics as recompense. Jason Statham, a lethargic alternative for Besson favorite Bruce Willis, merely plows through the singularly extended action scene, while Shu Qi (spectacular in her own native tongue; see Millennium Mambo) is more of a tag-along rag-doll than a sufficient catalyst or buddy. The Transporter is ineffectively a rift on Ronin and a ten-fold expansion of the BMW shorts (sans Clive Owen, Wong Kar-wai, Ang Lee, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), substituted even to the degree that they prefer Mercedes. Not nearly the worldly collection of much of anything.