Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine, John Cenatiempo Movie Review

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Jason Statham and Jessica Alba in Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Engine Room Action

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham - Homefront) decided to fake his own death so that he could leave behind his life as an assassin to live a quite life on a remote island. But that is when the beautiful Gina (Jessica Alba - Valentine's Day) enters his life and he finds himself falling for her in a deep way. So when a former colleague, Crain (Sam Hazeldine - The Machine), kidnaps Gina and orders Bishop to complete a trio of killings for him, he finds himself having to go back to his old ruthless ways to save the love of his life.

Here is the Jason Statham conundrum; as an action man in supporting roles Statham ends up hugely under used and not delivering that snappy action which fans watch him for. But then as a leading man Statham is limited and best when delivering the gruff character with a good heart who can kick some serious butt. As such when Statham is leading a movie and delivering what fans of his watch him for that movie ends up a generic Jason Statham action movie. It is exactly what "Mechanic: Resurrection" is as every now and then we get some over the top action which is heavily edited to make Statham seem like he is invincible when he takes down a group of attackers single handedly.

The thing is that "Mechanic: Resurrection" is entertaining because it is simply what Statham does best and as such whilst there are some slow scenes the actual action scenes are attention grabbing. In fact this is one of those times where the sequel is better than the first movie simply because we have Jason Statham doing what he does best. Of course there are other actors in the movie with Jessica Alba seeming to never age whilst Tommy Lee Jones has some fun as a quirky bad guy but they are nothing special, which is what I need to say about the storyline as it is nothing special and purely a vehicle for the action.

What this all boils down to is that "Mechanic: Resurrection" is certainly entertaining with lots of trademark Jason Statham action and spectacular stunts. Yet at the same time it is so generic that it isn't stand out from the crowd memorable.