“Mechanic: Resurrection” stars Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh. Released on August 26, 2016, the film has Arthur Bishop coming out of retirement to perform three impossible assassinations in order to rescue the love of his life.
The film is directed by Dennis Gansel, who also directed films such as Das Phantom, Before the Fall, The Wave, and The Fourth State. It is a sequel to the 2011 action film “The Mechanic”, which was a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. I personally enjoyed some of the films that Statham starred in, such as the Transporter trilogy and the Expendables franchise. He’s clearly one of my favorite action stars of today, which was one of the reasons why I was looking forward to this film. I managed to watch The Mechanic a few days ago, which I found to be a pretty decent action film with a very interesting concept, so I was fully prepared for what I am getting myself into.
Average performances, including Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop.
The action was pretty entertaining despite some of its shaky cam.
Jessica Alba’s portrayal as Gina was weak.
The first half felt a bit slow at times, but the second half nearly saved it.
The story and characters weren’t as interesting as its concept.
Final thoughts: “Mechanic: Resurrection” shows that Jason Statham does what he does best in his films, being a badass, even though it is an OK action flick. I think it’s watchable for those who enjoyed some of Statham’s other films or just looking for some late summer action, but for those who are into action films with a well-developed story and believable characters, that may not be the case. Still, I had a nice time watching this film despite its flaws. I would’ve liked it to be a bit better in terms of the story, but hey, you can’t please everybody.