The Mechanic: Resurrection

Looking for some brainless, low-rent Bond or, perhaps, Transporter with a slightly better script, even if not as well directed? This film could distract you for a night. It isn’t great, but it has some rather entertaining moments.

Unfortunately, it is also cookie-cutter predictable and thin on script logic. Though it did manage to win one award: Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest.

But, honestly, that was the least of the issues in the movie and not one that actually bugged me. Jessica Alba (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) is no shrinking violet in this film and if she wants to fall for a seriously fit guy like Jason Statham (Furious 7Safe), yeah I could buy it. Why they didn’t also take advantage of Michelle Yeoh’s (Morgan) physical chops, I’m not sure.  At least Tommy Lee Jones (Jason Bourne) got to have some fun.

But all that aside, this is simply an escapist bit of action. It wasn’t a complete waste of 90 minutes, but I won’t ever need to see it again.

Mechanic: Resurrection

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