Release Date: August 26, 2016
Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
Rated R for intense violence
Directed By: Dennis Ganzel
I’ve been waiting too long to get even with you.
Arthur Bishop is a mechanic (mafia term for a hitman) who has retired after being tricked into killing his friend/mentor Harry McKenna. While in retirement, he is recruited by a ghost from his past (Crain) who is currently in the human trafficking business. Bishop escapes the clutches of Crain’s henchmen and retreats to an island resort that is ran by an old friend named Mei. While there he meets Gina who appears to be the victim of an abusive relationship. Bishop quickly learns that this is another ruse arranged by Crain. Since Bishop has fallen in love with Gina, Crain captures her and has leverage over Bishop to complete three assassinations. Bishop’s unique skill of eliminating targets by making it look like an accident is required to take out Crain’s competition. By the third hit, Bishop becomes wise to Crain’s plan and initiates a plan of his own to save the woman that he loves.
You have 36 hours to eliminate all of his targets or he will eliminate me.
the screenplay. Simon West, with experience directing action films such as Expendables 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Con Air, directed the 2011 Mechanic but in this sequel is replaced by Dennis Ganzel who does not. Mechanic: Resurrection opens up with a bang then slows down to set up the plot using Jessica Alba as eye candy. It isn’t until mid-film until she actually begins having some meaningful dialogue. The elaborate assassination scenes skillfully executed by Statham is the driver of this movie. Oh, and the inclusion of Tommy Lee Jones in the third act was a nice touch. Overall, if you are fan of Handsome Rob (I mean Jason Statham), then you will not be disappointed. Dive into the theater to see this one! ~Movie Buffette
Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop
Jessica Alba as Gina
Michelle Yeoh as Mei
Sam Hazeldine as Crain
John Cenatiempo as Jeremy
Toby Eddington as Adrian Cook
Femi Elufowoju Jr. as Krill
and Tommy Lee Jones as Max Adams