Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.
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Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's ... Written by
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Early in the film, Bishop gives his father's watch to Gina as a remembrance of him and his promise to return and rescue her. Throughout most of the film after that, he does not have the watch on his wrist until there are underwater scenes and shots of him trying to sneak on board Crane's boat near the end. The watch is plainly visible since his forearm is in the foreground. See more »
Everyone loves a good Statham movie, but when they're bad they're terrible. The trouble with Mechanic: Resurrection is that he never really looked in any danger, at no point do you think he could lose. Although that's pretty cool, it sucks the tension away.
Shelby and Mosher's screenplay doesn't help matters either. Some of the dialogue is way too cheesy, and there are tons of plot points that make no sense, which takes you out of the movie to ask yourself "why would they do that?". The action sequences are pretty intense to watch, but the fast paced editing and shaky close-ups make the fights pretty unintelligible. Worse than all that, though, is the hilarious animation. Clearly they did that bit last once the budget had all but dried up, leaving us with tacky, dated CGI that would look more at home on a PlayStation 2 game.
On to the characters - Statham is Statham, he does the same thing in everything and you either like him or don't. The real tragedy is Alba. She tries to have depth, but she's just there for one reason - a beautiful woman that Statham can fall unconvincingly in love with after a few hours. Hazeldine, as Statham's nemesis, is all over the place. He tries to match his voice and mannerisms, but completely fails and feels massively underwritten, whereas Jones (as good as he always is) is just there to pick up the cheque.
Mechanic: Resurrection is pretty light and daft, but has no substance or uniqueness. It's yet another franchise that really didn't need a sequel.
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