Statham re­turns as the ace hit­man for hire

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd/Blu-Ray - Me­chanic: Res­ur­rec­tion LionsGate, cert 15 DVD £12.99

TOUGH guy Ja­son Statham re-tunes his hit­man-for-hire Arthur Bishop i n a se­quel packed with stunts and huge ac­tion set pieces.

Fine, if you’re in the mood for a brain-turned-off bone crunch­ing, bul­let-rid­dled ride. Bishop is liv­ing off the radar in Thai­land­wheno­fallthe­beaches in the world, beau­ti­ful Gina (Jes­sica Alba) wash­e­supon­his, bring­ing trou­ble be­hind her in the shape of master crim­i­nal Crain (Sam Hazel­dine). Crain gives Bishop an ul­ti­ma­tum, suc­cess­fully carry out three mis­sion im­pos­si­ble hits on his ri­vals, or new girl­friend Gina gets it. So Statham goes to it, car­ry­ing out hits in a Thai prison, a Syd­ney sky­scraper and a Bul­gar­i­an­ho­tel. On­ly­tobedou­ble-crossed. Phew!

Who starred in the 1972 orig­i­nal? En­triestoAlexGor­don, Me­chanic com­pe­ti­tion.

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