Tony’s Movie Reviews: ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ and ‘Don’t Breathe’

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SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 26, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — 2 new films hit theaters this weekend. And one is expected to overtake “Suicide Squad” as the No. 1 film at the box office.

In “Mechanic: Resurrection,” Jason Statham returns to the role of ‘Arthur Bishop’ for a second time. Although the film is being heavily advertised, both critics and audiences are not showing much love.

The film, according to Box Office Mojo, is going to underwhelm at the ticket booth. “Mechanic: Resurrection” isn’t expected to break the top 5 its debut weekend.

Surprisingly, critics and audiences are very much loving the idea of the new thriller, “Don’t Breathe.”

Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a 91percent rating. The film is expected to oust “Suicide Squad” out of the No. 1 position, where it has stayed for the last three weeks.

Here’s Box Office Mojo’s Predicted Top 10 Films for the Weekend:

Don’t Breathe – $20.5 million
Suicide Squad – $9.6 million
Kubo and the Two Strings – $8.3 million
Sausage Party – $7.5 million
War Dogs – $6.8 million
Pete’s Dragon – $6.6 million
Mechanic: Resurrection – $5.9 million
Ben-Hur – $5.2 million
Bad Moms – $4.8 million
Jason Bourne – $4.3 million

The Reviews:

Mechanic: Resurrection
Starring Jason Statham and Jessica Alba
Rated R

The most dangerous hitman in the world, Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life.

Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

“Mechanic: Resurrection” is what it is, a bubble-gum action/adventure film offering explosions, one-liner tough-guy sayings and a plot you don’t have to think too much about.

All in all, “The Mechanic: Resurrection” is a ‘Statham’ film, not totally mindless but not a real bad choice either.

It gets a C and is rated R.

Don’t Breathe
Starring: Jane Levy and Stephen Lang

Rated R

In the film, a young woman wanting to start a better life for herself and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend, Money, and their friend, Alex.

But when the blind man turns out to be a serial killer, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.

“Don’t Breathe” is an intelligent and thrilling film. Well-acted, wonderfully cast and well-paced. If you’re a fan of the thriller genre, “Don’t Breathe” is for you.

It gets an A and is rated R.


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