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Mechanic: Resurrection
极速秒杀 2

Opening Date
01 Sep 2016
Rating
NC16 Violence and Some Coarse Language
Runtime
98 mins
Language
English with Chinese subtitles
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
Director
Dennis Gansel
Cast
Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones
Synopsis
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) 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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By Yian Lu  31 Aug 2016
Riding on the appealing idea of making assassinations look like accidents, the sequel fares better than its predecessor. But such an idea still needs polishing with a better plot as the most exciting to watch is the assassination at the pool on the high-rise building — which you can already get most of it from the trailer.
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Mechanic: Resurrection continues the story after Arthur Bishop managed to escape from the vehicle which Steve McKenna set on fire. With people assuming his death along with the explosion, Bishop tried to lead an assassination-free life by taking on different identities. But just when he thought he had put his murderous past behind him, Bishop is forced to complete three seemingly impossible assassinations. Threatened by his most formidable foe who kidnapped the love of his life, Bishop had to do what he does best, making the assassinations look like accidents.

The Good
The sequel packs in more action than its predecessor. With three major assassination attempts, one can definitely see to one’s heart’s content Jason Statham as the most dangerous hitman, and his suave attacks and defences. So audience who are looking for shooting, punching and stabbing (and not forgetting Statham’s diving), this is it.

Also notably better than the first movie is the tinge of humour added. Being the assassination target Bishop wanted to help “avoid an accident”, Max Adams (Tommy Lee Jones) is an eccentric and amusing character and makes the movie a lot more enjoyable.

The Bad
The plot is sad to say, too typical of the “hero saves the day / beauty” concept. Guy chanced upon a beautiful woman. Guy fell in love. Woman was kidnapped. Guy was forced to do certain things in order to save the woman he loves. It was exactly what Bishop’s foe, Riah Crain, had planned and Bishop did just that despite knowing it. The beginning was logical, with Bishop pretending to be a couple with Gina Thorne (Jessica Alba) so as to lure Crain out. But it soon turned out to be real and Bishop was totally falling for the trap. -facepalm-

With Michelle Yeoh as Mae, Bishop’s friend in Thailand, one would have expected some action scenes involving Mae. But the movie gives little screen time for Yeoh’s apparently insignificant character. Suffice to say, the audience will be disappointed not seeing her punch some badass in the face.

And The Summary
Riding on the appealing idea of making assassinations look like accidents, the sequel fares better than its predecessor. But such an idea still needs polishing with a better plot as the most exciting to watch is the assassination at the pool on the high-rise building — which you can already get most of it from the trailer.
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