After the first action scene that occurs
minutes into the movie, there is a long lull between the next action
scene. Way too much time was devoted to the meet cute (which wasn’t cute
at all) between Bishop and Gina. When the action finally gets going, it’s pretty solid. There are
some cool and exciting fight scenes, but they are so fast-paced you can
easily lose focus of what’s going on.
Unlike in the first Mechanic film, Bishop compiles a
heck of a lot of flier miles. His travels take him to Brazil, Thailand,
Cambodia, Bangkok, Australia and he even makes an appearance in
Bulgaria. This man puts Jason Bourne’s world-wide travels to shame. They
definitely wanted to give this movie an international feel. The “job”
in Australia contains the coolest scene of the movie where he takes
apart a pool that’s on the ledge of a skyscraper. It’s a scene that will
make you woozy if you’re afraid of heights. Visually, they definitely
nail some great locales.
Mechanic: Resurrection, directed by Dennis Gansel ("The Wave") is a mindless movie that
tries to keep you busy with all its adrenaline pumping action, and it
accomplishes that. There is no denying Jason Statham gets the job done and it’s fun
to watch him do it, even if there is little point or anything
significant at stake. You will be visually entertained for the
duration of the film, and although it won’t inspire you, it
shouldn’t disappoint you either. It’s just a typical Statham movie, and if you’re a
fan, you’ll like it. It’s high on action, but low on intellect. This film could have
been a solid video game with the inordinate amount of kill shots. But, by tomorrow morning it will be gone from your mind.