Jason Statham goes full Jason Statham in Mechanic: Resurrection

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Jason Statham stars as the world’s best hitman up against near-impossible odds in Mechanic: Resurrection, featuring  Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones.

Statham returns to what has become a very Stathamesque role: He’s underworld hitman Arthur Bishop, reaching gangsters (and enemies of gangsters) quite frequently on home territory where they should be safest – and getting away without a trace, too.

As a specialist in accidental deaths, when his girlfriend is held as collateral, he’s forced to accept a job he previously refused.

Statham is well known for playing gravel-voiced mercenaries, hitmen and all-round action men in The Expendables, Transporter, and Cranked franchises.

He’s joined here by Jessica Alba (Sin City, Into The Blue) as the kidnapped Gina, and Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black, No Country for Old Men) as a target he recruits to his cause.

Michelle Yeoh, Nathalie Burn (The Expendables 3), Sam Hazeldine (The Brothers Grimsby) and Rhatha Phongam (Only God Forgives) are also involved.

The first film, 2011’s The Mechanic, was criticised for being a by-the-numbers derivative of EuropaCorp’s Transporter franchise, but Lionsgate distributed Transporter 3 and should know what it’s getting into.

German-born Dennis Gansel of The Wave (Die Welle), vampire horror We Are The Night and thriller The Fourth State directs. — AFP Relaxnews

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