Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mechanic: Resurrection is big dumb summer fun

This film feels like a video game starring a perpetually scowling and seriously muscular Jason Statham.  His superpowers include brutal fighting techniques, apparently endless cardio, perfect aim with all weapons, complete knowledge of all sciences involved in killing, a knack for finding unlimited amounts of money at any moment, and the ability to turn everything he touches into a bullet shield.

Yet none of that matters, because the movie never slows enough for you to think about it--which is, of course, a good thing.

The supporting cast members turn in competent enough performances, with Jessica Alba filling the role of the tough woman in distress and Tommy Lee Jones delightedly chewing the scenery in a minor role that made you wish for more of him.

If you're in the mood for non-stop action and video game levels of death and destruction, check out Mechanic: Resurrection.

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