Jason Statham is back as Bishop, a former elite assassin with a talent for making the deaths of his marks look accidental in Mechanic: Resurrection. Now retired, he’s living a quiet life on a boat in a marina. He’s approached by people who work for Crain, a former friend who has turned against him. Apparently they were child soldiers together and when Bishop escaped that life, he left Crain behind. Crain has never forgiven Bishop for that.

Crain now wants Bishop to assassinate three people. They’re arms dealers, murderers and/or human traffickers, and Crain wants each death to look like an accident. Bishop wants nothing to do with it and goes on the run with his briefcase full of guns and passports to a tropical beach on an island in Thailand, where his old friend Mei (Michelle Yeoh) has a place he can stay. However, the peace doesn’t last long.

Mei meets a young woman named Gina (Jessica Alba), whom she believes is in danger. She has Bishop check it out, and he quickly falls in love with her. It turns out she’s a teacher in Cambodia whom Crain has targeted, threatening to harm her charges. Bishop and Gina realize Crain has set them up and prepare themselves. It’s not a surprise when Crain kidnaps Gina, threatening to kill her unless Bishop does his bidding.

The settings and scenery for this movie are stunning. It’s clear no expense was spared as far as locations, with the film starting in Rio, then going to Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. It’s reminiscent of a Bond movie, not just in the number of locations, but there is an assortment of extremely clever gadgets used as well — some of them assembled onscreen by Bishop.

Jason Statham is perfectly cast — he plays stoic, intense and brooding

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