Games with assassins are almost as ubiquitous as games involving wars or jumping plumbers, and filmmakers appear to be fans of the killer-for-hire genre as well. This time around, Jason Statham reprises his role as Arthur Bishop in the sequel to the 2011 film.
The Mechanic, released in 2011, was a modest box office success – ranking in about $80M in theaters. It showed how Bishop was grooming an apprentice in the business, and starred Donald Sutherland and Ben Foster. As with most Statham action flicks, it featured lots of fight scenes and a script whose main purpose was to come up with excuses for Statham to kick some butt.
The new movie, Mechanic: Resurrection, follows an equally well-used action film sequel plot device: Just when Bishop thinks he has found love and put his violent past behind him, someone kidnaps his girlfriend and demands that he return for some assassinations of the bad guy’s choosing – all while trying to make them look like coincidences or accidents.
Just about all of Jason Statham’s films are enjoyable action flicks, and this one even features him showing off his diving skills (Fun Fact: He competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games!). What do you think pixel cereal readers? Are you going to the cineplex to check this one out? Does Jessica Alba make you more likely to go? Let us know in the comments below!
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