Verdict: It’s a Statham movie; enough said.
Jason Statham was made for one thing only – action. He has proved himself to be brilliant in the genre through several of his movies like The Transporter series, Death Race, Snatch, The Mechanic, The Expendables, Hummingbird, Wild Card, Crank, and so many more. With every upcoming movie starring the actor, action and thrills are guaranteed. And in the world of Bonds and Bournes, Staham has created a niche for himself. He is the stunt guy. And the sequel to the 2011 action thriller, The Mechanic, gives you Statham doing what he does best.
Mechanic: Resurrection, as the name reveals, is the return of The Mechanic aka Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham), after he faked his death and retired from being a hitman. Bishop is shown enjoying a quiet life on the shores of Brazil, when a message from an old acquaintance plunges him back to his past. His cover is blown and he jets off to Thailand, unaware that Crain (Sam Hazeldine) has his eyes on him. Crain and Bishop go way back, when they worked together, and while Bishop gave up the get-paid-to-kill life, Crain just got better and richer. In fact, he wants to hire Bishop to kill three very important men for him, but Bishop declines when he takes down Crain’s men in Brazil. In Thailand, he rescues Gina (Jessica Alba) from her abusive lover, only to find out that she too was hired by Crain to sway Bishop. His cover is once again blown and he has no alternative, but to give Crain his three kills, or Gina dies.
Packed with intense levels of action and extreme stunts, Statham fans are bound to go crazy over this one. The actor is mysterious, smart and fast with his movements. He does a quick job, and there are no lengthy tense moments. This is what makes the movie engaging, despite some very silly scenes. Jessica Alba does not bring much to the movie, and her action scenes seem substandard next to Statham's. Hazeldine also comes across as a sub-par villain, especially after Tony Goldwyn’s subtle devilry in the prequel. Tommy Lee Jones’ appearance was much needed, adding an element of humor in the otherwise serious plot. Just remember – this is a movie. The hero is supposed to get his way. Don’t go looking for logic or reason, simply sit back and enjoy Jason Statham’s cool bravado.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
To see Jason Statham in his element. And even if you’re not a fan, the crazy stunt sequences are unlike any action thriller. What other movie has a man fall to death from a swimming pool?