Jason Statham has certainly built up the hardman action hero persona on the big screen and The Mechanic: Resurrection is no exception as he plays the part of an elite, globetrotting hitman in the sequel to the 2011 box-office hit.
The world’s number one hit man, Arthur Bishop, aka ‘the mechanic’ (Jason Statham – The Expendables, Crank, The Transporter, Fast & Furious 6, Snatch), is settling into retirement, when a vicious crime boss, Crain (Sam Hazeldine – Peaky Blinders, ‘71, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), offers him an assignment. After Bishop turns him down, Crain kidnaps Bishop’s girlfriend Gina (Jessica Alba – Sin City, Fantastic Four, Machete), and sets him a near-impossible task to get her back: he must kill three of Crain’s enemies – including an arms dealer and a genocidal warlord. If he doesn’t, Gina dies.
It’s a race against time, as Bishop embarks on a breakneck mission across the continents, to complete the three assassinations in his trademark style – by making them look like accidents.
The sequel to the 2011 film certainly ramps up the action, director Dennis Gansel (We Are The Night) has Jason Statham doing some crazy stuff, such as climbing up the side of a skyscraper Mission: Impossible-style, leaping off a cable-car onto a hang glider.
With plenty of action during its 100 minutes running time, The Mechanic: Resurrection is certainly a must for any action movie fan and likewise of fans of Jason Statham’s all out action movies.
“A bite-sized Bond film, or maybe a grittier homicidal knockoff of the Mission: Impossible series, with a lone-wolf renegade as the entire team.” Variety
The Mechanic: Resurrection is released on DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 26th Dec. 2016 and on VOD from Monday 26th Dec. 2016, so it’s ideal for a new year movie night, special after all the Christmas movies that you may have been subjected to over the Christmas Holidays.