Writer: Philip Shelby, Tony Mosher (Screenplay) Philip Shelby, Brian Pittman, Rachel Long/Lewis John Carlino (Story/Characters)
Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine, John Cenatiempo
Plot: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.
Tagline – Revenge is a dangerous business.
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Enjoyable Action Film
Story: Mechanic: Resurrection starts in Brazil as Arthur Bishop (Statham) believes his life in the fixing problems business was over, but when a mysterious woman wants him to do a job which lead him into going into hiding in a remote beach island where Mei (Yeoh) keeps a home safe for him.
When that peaceful life is interrupted by Gina (Alba) who is being forced into help Crain (Hazeldine) to get a job done, Arthur finds himself coming out of retirement to do the three kills for him, each seeming to be more impossible than the last.
Thoughts on Mechanic: Resurrection
Characters – Arthur Bishop is the assassin that is in retirement, but his reputation only leads people into tracking him down, forcing him to complete a new set of kills, where we continue to see his skill set in action. Gina is the new love interest who is a humanitarian that is forced into working with the villain. Crain is our main villain pulling the strings on the jobs that he wants Arthur to do for him, he has previous with Arthur too. Max Adams is one of the hits Arthur is assigned to do, the most difficult one at that.
Performances – This is Jason Statham’s strength, an emotionless killer that can fight, he shines in this type of role and you can see why he always gets picked for these roles. Sam Hazeldine is good generic villain while Jessica Alba is just a generic damsel in distress that any actress with sex appeal could have pulled off. Tommy Lee Jones only has a few scenes and does seem to have fun in his role.
Story – The story is a by the book action thriller, our hero must kill a set number of people to rescue a loved one from the villain, well that is all we want in an action film. This does have a twist in the final act but in all honesty the story is thin but I am fine with that I don’t want a film that makes me think at times and that is what I get given here.
Action/Crime – The action is big, mostly fight scenes that we know Statham can handle, it is the slow build action sequences that stand out in this film though, the crime side throws us into the world of the people Arthur needs to kill.
Settings – The settings takes us all over the world, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, Sydney and more, the settings are used to show how the jobs can take him all over the world because of the scale of the job.
Special Effects – Certain shots in this film are green screen and clearly that, which is disappointing but when it comes to the explosion etc they all look fine.
Chances of Sequel: If the money was good enough we could get one.
Budget: $40 Million
Final Thoughts – This film does everything you want it to, it’s an action film that lets you switch your brain off and enjoy.
Overall: Easy to watch action film.