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Mechanic: Resurrection
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12.06.2016 By: Jason Adams
Mechanic: Resurrection order download
Director:
Dennis Gansel

Actors:
Jason Statham
Jessica Alba
Tommy Lee Jones

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Retired hitman Arthur Bishop is forced back into the game to pull off three impossible assassinations in order to save his girlfriend.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?

MECHANIC: RESSURECTION is as standard a Jason Statham movie as you can get. After a few years of doing memorable supporting roles in films like SPY and FURIOUS 7, the action star returns to the forefront...playing pretty much the exact same character in the exact same film you’ve seen before. Although if you’re a fan of Statham and what he does best, that’s not entirely a bad thing.

A sequel to the remake of the Charles Bronson film that famously ended with the hero dying, MECHANIC: RESSURECTION is horribly clichéd from beginning to end. You can guess every beat of it, including the fact that Statham's master assassin will never struggle, be outgunned or even break a sweat during the 100 minute runtime. The setup, built around three separate "impossible" executions, could be fun, but aside from the skyscraper pool scene highlighted on the poster and in the trailer, none are that exciting or inventive. And the romance between Statham and Jessica Alba that acts as the emotional crutch of the film is laughable. Our hero realizes that the villain sent Alba as a trap to make him fall in love for blackmail purposes, but still falls in love with her anyways.

So there's no denying that this is a pretty bad movie. But if you like seeing Jason Statham punch, kick, shoot, and/or stab things, it might still be worth a watch. There's enough R-rated action and a couple cool fights and kills to make me not regret sitting through it. Statham still gives every stunt and fight scene his all and the man is undoubtedly good at what he does. It also helps to have people like Michelle Yeoh and Tommy Lee Jones pop up every now and then to give the film a little more legitimacy. Although the latter really only has a glorified cameo that's memorable solely due to his soul patch.

THE EXTRAS

To go along with your average movie, you have an entirely average set of special features.

Engineering the Sequel (9:55): A basic Making Of with cast/crew interviews and behind the scenes footage. Nothing special here.

Scoring the Action Film (8:59): An interesting interview with composer Mark Isham, who also scored the first movie, and his process for making action sequences more exciting.

Statham on Stunts (1:23): An extremely brief interview with the star about how much he likes to do his own stunt work, along with the second unit director and Jessica Alba complimenting him on his bravery.

Michelle Yeoh: Secret Ally (1:14): You couldn't come up with more than a minute's worth of content about the unbelievably cool Michelle Yeoh? For shame.

The Malaysian Prison (1:22): Yet another worthless minute-long featurette, this one on the stronghold prison that serves as the backdrop for one of the assassinations.

A DVD and Digital Copy are also included.

FINAL DIAGNOSIS

By no means is MECHANIC: RESURRECTION a good, even passable movie. But Jason Statham is still Jason Statham in it and brings at least a couple decent fight scenes and action moments. If you're a fan of the man and still wanted to watch this, I wouldn't judge you.

Extra Tidbit: Can we get CRANK 3 already?

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