So you may have seen us mention that recently that Mechanic: Resurrection is heading DVD etc soon. Well, the other day we got the chance to watch the DVD release of the movie.
Over the years Jason Statham has certainly built up the hard man action hero reputation on the big and small 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, all crazy stuff. But the big question is, is the movie any good?
Suffice to say it’s a crazy movie and sadly it’s not on par with the earlier movie, there are some rather dodgy scenes with some special effects that just aren’t to today’s standards, such as the blatant use of blue screen at the beginning of the movie, which does give it a b-movie style feel.
Yes it’s an all out ball to the wall action movie, but it just seems to lack of a good storyline to keep you that interested in the characters, the acting is also rather “b-movie” as well. But it does have a positive side that Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh are in the film, doesn’t make the movie great, but it’s a plus.
If you are a fan of a movie like this then you may or may not enjoy it, but for an entertainment value of being crazy and a movie that is a no-brainer then go for it.
The Mechanic: Resurrection is released on DVD & Blu-Ray on Monday 26th Dec. 2016 and on VOD from Monday 26th Dec. 2016.