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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

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Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.


Dennis Gansel


Lewis John Carlino (based upon the characters created by), Philip Shelby (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Arthur Bishop
Jessica Alba ... Gina
Tommy Lee Jones ... Max Adams
Michelle Yeoh ... Mei
Sam Hazeldine ... Crain
John Cenatiempo ... Jeremy
Toby Eddington ... Adrian Cook
Femi Elufowoju Jr. ... Krill
Anteo Quintavalle ... Frank
Yayaying Rhatha Phongam ... Courier (as Rhatha Phongam)
Bonnie Zellerbach ... Headmistress
Stuart Thorp ... Rio Thug #1
Alex Kuzelicki Alex Kuzelicki ... Rio Thug #2
Brahim Chab Brahim Chab ... Rio Thug #3 (as Brahim Achabbakhe)
Thomas Kiwi Thomas Kiwi ... Rio Thug #4


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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Four continents. Three kills... Or the love of his life is dead. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout and language | See all certifications »

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France | USA


English | Portuguese | Thai | Bulgarian

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mechanic 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,456,525, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (one shot)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Philip Shelby, Jason Statham's original portrayal gave Shelby the "voice of the character" as the Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) screenplay began to take shape. The challenge, therefore, was to "build that character and take him in a new and higher direction. Bishop is unique in the sense that while he lives in a violent world, he is still a man of honor. There is something about the knight errant in him, the man who has to be the hardest and toughest man, so that justice can prevail," said Shelby. See more »


When he's getting the brief for the Sydney job he's told "In downtown Sydney, atop a 58 storey high rise ...", but when Crain listens to the news article afterward it says "Billionaire Adrian Cook plunged 76 floors ...." How did the building suddenly gain an extra 18 floors? See more »


Arthur Bishop: Tell your principal it never pays to fuck with the dead.
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References Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) See more »


Written and performed by Stan Galouo ( Norbert Galouo ), José Miguel Ortegon (Sr Ortegon), Vitor Salomao Barbosa
Published by Justement Music (SACEM)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Revenge is sweet
25 August 2016 | by coreyjdenfordSee all my reviews

This is my review of Mechanic: Resurrection (spoiler free)

*** (3/5)

Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee-Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Plot: Arthur Bishop (Statham) thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life (Alba). Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

A lot of people say that whenever Statham is in a new movie the only person he can play is himself, but maybe that isn't so much a bad thing. The world's most athletic assassin is back with more action and more heart stopping stunts than ever okay not than ever because there has only been one Mechanic. The first Mechanic (2011) saw Bishop kill quite a few people so you may be thinking what's the difference between the movies? Well this has been done on a much larger scale especially when in one scene you see him dangling from the bottom of transparent pool almost fifty stories up a building, to kill one unfortunate McGuffin. This is technically called Mechanic 2 but the only reason why it is called Resurrection is because Bishop has been resurrected from the dead. This sounds very familiar to another movie done before this well there is, Crank (2006) which saw Chev (also Statham) fall from a helicopter 14,000 feet in the air and then he comes back for revenge in Crank: High Voltage (2009). But don't blame Statham for wanting to do a sequel of the Mechanic because that ended on such a cliff-hanger. This is a pretty good continuation from the first film he goes out in search of revenge and he does it with such grace and formality, well the grace being death defying jumps and the formality being they look like accidents. This shows to be a fit for Statham though especially considering it's the first time working with German director Dennis Gansel, but again it's done well or moderately well. Unfortunately the script is a bit wobbly in some places and the other actors don't have a sense of tone in voice but sometimes if the action is good and fast-paced you don't have to worry about the scripting, unless in Gods of Egypt's (2016) case when it doesn't have a plot. But because of the wobbly scripting it turns out that the performances aren't particularly great either, although Statham tries to the best of his abilities but the real performer is the action, the stunts and the bullets, also the story is a little bit flat it does take a while for the action to get started, although in some areas it starts pretty much immediately but it takes a while for him to get the assassinations sorted, and finally when it gets to them they are too quick to end not necessarily a bad thing.

Of course just like in the first one Bishop is very clever especially when he uses surveillance to scope out the people he wants to kill, but that's another story he is clever in the way he devises his plans to end people's lives mainly his enemies, and also the use of explosives which is the key element to this movie but then that is the key element to action movies, well some actioners. There is a way this film is done better this is kind of like the first one as well everywhere Bishop goes it is absolutely stunning with the gorgeous landscapes and the beautiful women, but he doesn't go there for women, he's not James Bond. Sometimes whenever Bishop plans his kills it doesn't always go well like last time when one of his targets killed him, but ignore that. There are several Heart stopping stunts in this blood filled actioner, the main stunt let's call it a jump happens very early on when he is in Rio de Janeiro and he jumps straight down from a cargo lift to a hand glider in the air, that stunt will literally stop your heart but not everything in this movie is stunts there is also quite a unique story to it a bit flat but it's there. Character development as this the second in the series we already know what there is about Arthur Bishop, but what about the other characters? Do we learn about them? Well not really, not much anyway there is a little bit to learn about the characters especially one of the targets, which strangely enough Tommy Lee-Jones' Max Adams in his most ridiculous outfit yet, but also he doesn't say much which again is weird because in most of his movies he's quite the talker.

Now finally the one thing that is missing for all you Statham fans there is no martial arts, whenever Statham stars in a new film there is loads of martial arts spectacles to behold but unfortunately that is the one thing that is missing but don't let that disappoint you there is still plenty of blood filled, guns blazing action to peel your eyes at. So don't get too upset about the martial arts being missing. In conclusion this is an enjoyable action packed ride with plenty of blood guns and beautiful women, and even Statham's gruff demeanor is something to enjoy weirdly enough. Even though Statham has done some disastrous disappointments this surely isn't one. Certainly not as manic as the Crank series but still fun and enjoyable and probably one of the best ever Statham actioners.

Verdict: Statham delivers to the best of his abilities in this long-awaited sequel which feels very familiar but it's an enjoyable actioner nonetheless.

6/10 action packed gold.

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