Mechanic: Resurrection

5.71 h 38 min2016R
The most dangerous hitman in the world, Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Forced to complete an impossible list of assassinations, his life is once again in danger.
Dennis Gansel
Jason StathamJessica AlbaTommy Lee Jones
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Michelle Yeoh
John ThompsonRobert EarlDavid WinklerWilliam Chartoff
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Rocco Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
What did you expect? A plot?
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If you watch a Jason Statham movie for anything other than him saying the same lines but kicking the snot out of groups of people, jumping off things and driving fast then perhaps you should read a book.

I feel all of his movies are connected, transporter, Expendables, crank etc. As he plays the same character over and over again.

Do we care? No! Will we watch the mechanic 3, Crank 3 and Transporter 48?

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VideoNutReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
These 5 stars are not about Jason Statham.
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As far as the story goes; Seen it many times, especially from Statham. So why the 5 stars. (1) The scenery was fantastic and global. I loved seeing all the locations involved in the film. (2) The sound is magnificent. It's not listed above but it displays as Dolby ATMOS, and it blew up my Dolby 7.1 system. Even the opening intros were awesome. I need to find more movies that utilize this sound format. Oh yeah, and Jason beats everybody up, and dodges bullets like no one else can. Ho Hum. Think Picturesque Scenery and Awesome Surround Sound.
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NosidinoReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
As Good If Not Better Than The First Film.
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The supporting characters of this movie were better than the first film of this series. Statham himself is again great in this film. He's utterly ruthless! He slaughtered 30 or 40 of the men from the villain's yacht! I was in awe of this man! There's no way that Ray Quick from The Specialist could have done this. However, I do think Jim Terrier and Robert Rath from The Gunman and Assassins, respectively, could have accomplished it. Those guys would have made an incredible team because all of them wanted out from their jobs of killing for profit.

As I said in the previous paragraph, the supporting characters are better in this film. Michelle Yeoh and Jessica Alba, Sam Hazeldine and Tommy Lee Jones are better than Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn and Donald Sutherland. Statham's love interest is a love, not a hook-up, as we see in the first film. The characters are characters we definitely care for in this film. Leonard Maltin said the opposite for the first movie. In this film he would have no argument. The bad guy is certainly more sinister. He has plans for world domination.

The bad guy in this film is a specter from Bishop's past. In this film we learn more about Arthur Bishop's background and we like what we see. He's a man who has friends across the globe as well as a ton of passports and multiple identities. He can change his name and become another person at will. Jessica Alba is incredible as his love interest. She's no damsel in distress, however. She's capable of holding her own when all things are equal. This makes for a more interesting story. The same can be said for the antagonist of this story.

Three killings are ordered for Bishop and he does two of them with ease while outwitting his third mark and Crain, the mane who has kidnapped his woman. The way he outwits Crain and his goons will put you in awe. I won't go into that here because others have done that better than I. Buy this film and you won't be disappointed. I'm the 1569th person to review this film. While it did not do well domestically, it did fairly well overseas, taking in 104.5 millions. In America it made 21.2 million for a total haul of 125.7 millions. Only 961 people have reviewed the first film, so this film has clearly gained an audience.

Arthur Bishop does not have the overall explosive knowledge of Ray Quick nor the overall sharpshooting skills of Mark Wahlberg's character or the cerebral tactics of Robert Rath, but he does possess an abundance of all those qualities to be perhaps the one of the most well-rounded of the hit man characters (Along With Jim Terrier) I've seen. This is Four and a Half Star movie. Get it and see it, please.

A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mechanic: Resurrection - Like 10 Years Later
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I was quite surprised that this movie was even a thing that was a reality, considering the first Jason Statham Mechanic came out nearly 10 years ago. I watched it at the time due to my obsession with Ben Foster and was quite disappointed. I have to say that this film is no different, and I'm not entirely sure why I purchased it to begin with (probably on sale). Ultimately, it's not much more than you'd expect, but not much less either. There's plenty of great Statham action, some quality one-liners, and some absurd comedy like shark repellent cream (is that real?). Jessica Alba is serviceable as the romantic interest, and it was nice seeing her in something after so long. These must be the types of roles/movies she's in, what should be a straight to DVD action movie, but I do believe this got a full release.

It was worth watching once, but I wouldn't purchase this unless you're a Statham collector or looking to fill out your current action collection. The title scene, or the one that's pictured on the cover, is probably the best and wackiest part of the movie, which is the main reason you'd want to watch it. It's over-the-top in many ways, and corny in all the rest. It's sitting right next to The Meg on my 4K shelf (convenient? I think so) and will probably remain there until I find the will to buy and revisit the first film on Blu-ray. Knowledge of the original and/or Jason Statham's first, are not required to enjoy this film. It looks great in 4K, just wish there'd been a little more story. Statham as usual, is on top of his game as an action star, but otherwise this is one that didn't need resurrected.
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C. JackReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Wow...did this MISS the mark...
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I am fan of Statham -- there are only a couple of his movies I did not like, two of which I did not finish. Although I finished watching this movie, the script was just poorly done -- the plot points aren't even believable. I think someone forgot this was a Mechanic movie. Even if it was a Transporter movie, the plot just doesn't fly.

First... the villain behind all the mayhem just isn't villainous. Secondly, the set up in Rio and on the Thai island are not believable. Sure the first fight scene was good but seriously, after he put the woman's head to the table, how is it that she could be up and about trying to shoot him in the cable car? She was out cold.

Secondly...the island setup...why would he care, really, about a stranger trying to set him up? So what about the orphan connection...he is a Mechanic.

Thirdly...and this is the big point...the kill of the black guy inside the prison -- that whole thing was totally unbelievable.

The one thing that was good about the prior Mechanic movie was the ride. Same for the Transporter genre. This movie did not have any of that. I would have given this a 2 but I am a Statham fan. So...3 stars that really weren't earned.
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THowertonReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
No resurrections here, just a lot of cold hard death.
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I enjoyed the movie a little more the second time around. The first time around I was hoping for some more hardcore action and while the violence is quite violent it’s more of a clever violence. Take the stand-out scene where he blows a hole in an infinity pool from underneath. It’s a clever way to take someone out of the game. And Jason Statham’s “mechanic” character specializes in just that, murdering people but making it look accidental. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a top-notch martial arts close hand-to-hand fighter and that’s why I tend to go for his movies. So there are a couple of good action set pieces, a lot of clever figure out how to get in and kill a hard target, and finally his flipping the tables on blackmailing contractor. The always lovely olive-skinned beauty Jessica Alba is along for the ride but the two don’t manage a lot of romantic sizzle. That’s okay, that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here for the action and the violence and it’s pretty good for this type of a movie. The Resurrection subtitle has nothing to do with Jesus (you should check Him out because He’s the real deal) but rather how Statham’s character is brought back into the killing game. Come to think of it I bet the subtitle is meant to be a little ironic. 3.75 stars for pulling a couple of Jackie Chans like when he jumps off a gondola.
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sefriendlyguyReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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movie starts off on a small island in southern Thailand, Jason statham goes to this island as the mechanic,
this is time for rest and relation from his other jobs, a women(Jessica Alba) shows up on the island
at a small store and is seeking first aide supplies, the women cashier notices some bruises on her upper arm
and tells the mechanic , a long time friend, she tells him about this women and she wants him to help her
he looks out in the ocean and sees a private yacht, he goes to check it out the guy us beating on her(Jessica Alba)
he soon finds out , he knows the man do the beating and the girl (Jessica Alba is all part of a set up
so he will fall for her and the guy can set and kill the mechanic.
way far in the show the mechanic ends up working for this guy and does some killing for him, so his friend Jessica Alba won;t be hurt
he got the name because he is like a mechanic, he can fix anything, in this case kill anyone
and make it look like an accident, he does the three killings and at the end, he might of died trying to save his friend
or he could have done like always, found a way to save his self, you will have to watch and see
there's lots of gun fights , hand to hand fights, but mostly
if you liked James bond, you will love this show!
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Dan JReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Statham is the "Mechanic"
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Wow, that was fun to watch! Jason Statham owns the role of the "Mechanic". In this movie we see that he's a cross between James Bond & Jason Bourne. He's retired but wanted for 3 impossible assassinations. There is no lack of action and lots of incredible surprises. His character, Bishop, falls in love and when the girl is whisked away he's compelled to do the impossible assignations in order to save her life.

Lots of drama, intrigue and action with just a little bit of romance. Bishop makes use of whatever is available when he fights the bad guys. Although he was/is an assassin (i.e. the anti-hero) we get to see the human side of him as he is forced to make moral decisions in his line of work. I won't spoil the fun here. If you liked his earlier action movies you'll like this one as well because the actions are just so much larger.
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