Star Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Sam Hazeldine, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh
Director: Dennis Ganzel
Producer: John Thompson, Robert Earl, David Winkler and William Chartoff
Claps for: Jason Statham, Cinematography and Action Sequences
Slaps for: Predictable and clichéd Storyline, Poor Direction and Lazy Screenplay
What’s New: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Former assassin Arthur Bishop is spending his life in Rio De Janerio until he gets an invite from old pal Riah Crain for a project- to kill three of Crain’s major competition’s and make them look like accidents/natural deaths. However, Bishop refuses the offer.
What follows next is how Crain kidnaps Gina, Bishop’s lady love, and keeps her as a hostage while he gets his competitors killed by ‘The Mechanic’.
Performances: It’s Jason Statham’s show! The man brings in a certain kind of raw energy to his action sequences, and lets his body language and eyes do the talking for him. However, it’s time Statham takes his game a notch higher by doing better action films than such trashy sequels that completely depend on him to make it a one-time-watch.
Jessica Alba looks gorgeous and it gets hard to take your eyes off her! And how I wish Tomy Lee Jones had a bigger role than just a 5-minute appearance.
About The Movie: Let’s come straight to the point- this sequel lacks the intense charm of ‘The Mechanic’.
It gets pretty clear right from the start that the makers are trying to turn this one into a money-making franchise like a ‘James Bond’ or ‘Mission Impossible’. But with a done-to-death storyline and lazy screenplay like that- it’s HOPEFULLY the end of the road for the adventurous tales of Arthur Bishop.
The film begins with a bang and promises a fast-paced action-drama. But as the movie moves forward, you know you are in for a major disappointment.
Apart from the well-choreographed action scenes, background score and the exotic locations of Thailand, Brazil, Australia and Bulgaria; nothing works! The poor CGI effects get hard to ignore after a while.
Overall, Jason Statham’s act and Jessica Alba’s are the only saving grace here. And nothing, yes nothing, can resurrect this franchise except for a miracle.
Combo-On-Offer: Action + Drama
Verdict: Except for Jason Statham, nothing works in the worthless sequel. Hence, we give ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ TIGHT SLAPS.