You can’t have many expectations going into the latest Jason Statham action blockbuster, and I think that’s why Mechanic: Resurrection is such enjoyable entertainment.
Statham returns as notorious hitman Arthur Bishop in this sequel to 2011’s The Mechanic. Living under cover in Brazil, Bishop is drawn back into the quiet assassin world after an old enemy kidnaps the woman he’s fallen for. His task is simple: three targets, three kills, all to look like accidents. But it’s never really that simple is it?
The plot has been done a thousand times before so there isn’t much different here but it’s easy to overlook thanks to Statham’s gritty performance and the beautifully choreographed action scenes.
This was never going to be an Oscar contender, but it’s relentlessly enjoyable. It doesn’t need to be complicated or political, it’s just a 90-minute escapist action flick with Statham doing what he does best.