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Own Mechanic: Resurrection Digitally NOW and take it Home Boxing Day – Hit Advisor: The Assassin’s Guide to Globetrotting

21 December 2016

In Mechanic: Resurrection, Jason Statham, as super assassin Arthur Bishop, goes up against three of the world’s nastiest villains – including a murderous warlord and an arms dealer – which sounds like a pretty tough job, except that he gets to travel around the globe and stay at some fantastic locations while he’s doing it.

Travelling to exotic hotspots seems to be a perk of the job of being a hitman. Here are some of the best places to go, from Thailand to Mexico city, if you’re on a ‘contract’ and have time to kill – where to go, what to do when you get there, and who you have to eradicate!





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In Thailand you can live in quiet seclusion in a beach house, away from the hurly burly of the modern world. This is exactly what Jason Statham does as assassin Arthur Bishop, trying to enjoy his retirement in Mechanic: Resurrection.

Things To Do
The island retreat is a tranquil paradise where you can eat well, catch up on your rest and meditate. Mae, who owns the beach house, will treat you to some spiritual healing should you get attacked by thugs.

Sadly, for the world’s number one hit man, there is no rest for the wicked. Somehow, a very rich and very wealthy client tracks Bishop down to his hideaway and simply insists he take a job killing three of the world’s most terrible villains in 36 hours. Or else!




New York

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If you’re John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves), a warm welcome awaits at the Continental Hotel in the financial district in New York. This luxury hotel, that caters discreetly to assassins and members of the criminal underworld, is chic and luxurious. Don’t leave your door unlocked though, and put all your valuable in the hotel safe.

Things To Do
New York offers a wealth of sight seeing opportunities, from Broadway to Central Park to the Empire State Building.

Once you tire of the city that never sleeps, perhaps you could take a moment to off Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in the city.




Sydney, Australia

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Your host is Adrian Cook, a very rich and powerful man (and chief villain in Mechanic: Resurrection) who has a beautiful penthouse apartment at the top of a skyscraper.

Things To Do
Explore the city – the iconic opera house building, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, the seafood restaurants. Enjoy the incredible views from Cook’s apartment, and take a swim in his glass pool attached to the side of the building.

Take out Cook while he is having his daily swim, by attaching yourself to the underside of the glass pool and causing it to crack, so that Cook plunges to his doom. Make sure it looks like an accident.




Bruges, Belgium

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In the crime comedy classic In Bruges, two hitmen, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, take a holiday together in the beautiful, historical city of Bruges, to get away from it all. Unfortunately for one of them, it’ll be his last trip, as the other hitman’s job is to kill his travelling companion for messing up on a previous job.

Things To Do
This fairytale medieval town is quite extraordinary, described by the Lonley Planet website as having “picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses.” One popular tourist destination is the top of the 83 metre tall belfry, reached by a very narrow winding stone staircase. A must visit unless, as Farrell points out, you’re an elephant.

As the tagline for the film says, ‘Shoot first. Sightsee later.’ However, sighseeing provides an adequate distraction for the pair, as Gleeson, who’s job it is to kill Farrell, wrestles with his conscience and wonders how he’s going to pull the trigger on this pal.




Mexico City

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In the 2005 crime comedy The Matador struggling businessman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear), on a business trip to the Mexican capital, strikes up a friendship with boozy hitman Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan).

Things To Do
Wright and Noble attend one of the city’s famous bullfights, and Wright is absolutely shocked – not by the bullfight, but by Noble’s display of how easy it is to kill a man, in the stadium’s toilet facilities.

After they’ve done sunning himself at the pool and drinking at the hotel bar Noble decides to enlist Wright’s help in one of his hits – as he puts it, ‘facilitating a fatality’.




The Indian Ocean

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Off the coast of Australia, stay aboard this luxury yacht, owned by the supervillain Crain. It’s his centre of operations and where he is holding Arthur Bishop’s girlfriend Gina (played by Jessica Alba) hostage in Mechanic: Resurrection.

Things To Do
Dive into the crystal blue waters, go snorkelling and examine the bountiful sea life, or just kick back and take it easy and lie on the sun deck sipping a cocktail. Which might be tricky if you’re Gina, and tied up and gagged in the hold.

Get onboard the boat without anyone seeing you. If they do, kill them, silently. Free Gina, fight Crain, ensure Gina gets off the boat safely, blow up the boat – and if you can manage it, save your own skin.



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