Still a straight shooter

Jason Statham, who has time to fill between “Fast and Furious” episodes, reprises his role as master assassin Arthur Bishop in “Mechanic: Resurrection,” the sequel to the 2011 action thriller “The Mechanic.” Bishop vows that he’s given up his wanton ways and is going to settle down in a quiet, law-abiding life — yeah, like that happens a lot in Hollywood shoot-’em-ups. Sure enough, faster than you can say, “Let’s invite the neighbors over for hot dish,” the love of his life, Gina (Jessica Alba), is kidnapped. Her “ransom” involves Bishop having to complete three seemingly impossible assassinations. And, by the way, could he also make them look like accidents? It’s rated R for violence and profanity.

Jeff Strickler