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Mechanic Resurrection- Film Review

Mechanic Resurrection- Film Review

The movie Mechanic Resurrection is a sequel film to “The Mechanic” movie of 2011, where the main actor, Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) brings into play the exaggerated nonchalance and cool ambiance of every action movie hero ever. Arch Bishop changes his identity and lounges back in bar stools in Rio de Janeiro trying to evade his past of being a professional assassin, until the inevitable happens. Yes, you guessed right, he gets discovered.
The movie starts with a rather gripping entrance as Bishop’s archenemy, the scheming businessman Crain (Sam Hazeldine), abducts Bishop’s new love, Gina (Jessica Alba). Bishop is coerced into resuming his former trade. He must deliver three “kills” for Crain, in his signature style: making the assassinations appear to be accidents, This sequel to Statham’s 2011 “The Mechanic,” has a similar plot in which his character Arthur Bishop killed people by staging untraceable “accidents.”
Here, a shadowy character from Bishop’s past lures the reluctant killer back into action to take out three targets, each of which is settled in an impenetrable location like an island prison or an ultra-secure mansion on a hilltop.
I’m rather impartial about this film, it is fast-paced with a very simple plot. Bishop gets recruited and before you can blink he is beating down half a dozen guys and punches out a woman (it’s that kinda movie).
After the first action scene that happens only minutes into the movie, there is a long pause between the next action scene. Bishop scurries away to an island where he meets Gina, and way too much time is devoted to the blossoming of romance between them. This is sweet, but is sooooo BORING. You can show Statham and Alba’s beach bodies all you want, it still doesn’t make it any more entertaining.
Director Dennis Gansel applies the same detached, ruthless efficiency employed by the assassin Bishop, in every aspect of his film. The action scenes make sense but much of the fighting goes by too fast to truly appreciate the stunt work. If you missed the first Mechanic movie, you didn’t miss out on anything as they barely honour the events of the first film.
This one feels like a stand alone. Unlike in the first film, Bishop goes on a whole lot more adventurous travels. His travels take him to Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, Bangkok, Australia and he even makes an appearance in Bulgaria. This man puts Jason Bourne’s world-wide travels to shame. They definitely wanted to give this movie an international feel. The “job” in Australia contains the coolest scene of the movie where he takes apart a pool that is on the ledge of a skyscraper building. This scene will make you woozy if you are afraid of heights.
Mechanic Resurrection won’t inspire anything, but it should not disappoint either. It is a typical Statham movie, if you are a fan of his movies, you’ll like it. It is high on action, but low on intellect. I kept thinking how this film could have been a good video game with the inordinate number of kill shots.

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.