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The career of Uwe Boll has been marked by one distinguishing factor: nearly all of his movies are terrible. The director himself would never say so, and has often proclaimed his works to be better than what his colleagues in Hollywood have been doing, but his greatest accomplishment might’ve been using German tax laws to keep his string of modestly budgeted movies financially viable. At his peak, Boll found himself working with Jason Statham on “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and helming the video game adaptation “Alone In The Dark,” but for the most part, his movies got limited stateside release, and were viewed as cult curios at best.
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Ryan Lambie Published Date Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:34
Creativity's an oft-overlooked commodity in action movies. The likes of John Woo and Sam Peckinpah knew how to stage an exciting shoot-out, but they also knew that their violent set-pieces also had to have an original idea in there somewhere to keep them interesting.
British action icon and Den Of Geek favourite Jason Statham has appeared in more than his fair share of clever, inventive action scenes, from the expertly-choreographed, oiled-up brawls of The Transporter to the completely bonkers shoot-outs of Crank. On the face of it, Mechanic: Resurrection gives Statham another chance to do what he does best: bust heads, discharge firearms and look cool and sinewy while he does so.
And yes, there are some splashes of creativity that an action film needs to keep things interesting: a high-wire sequence involving a swimming pool - which we aren't spoiling, since »
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