Starring: Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson, Amy Johnston
Directed by: Jesse V. Johnson
Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him
Scott Adkins plays hitman for hire Mike Fallon, who makes all his hits look like accidents. He is part of an elite group of assassins, under the control of ex assassin Big Ray ( Ray Stevenson). The assassins are… two of the best ex special forces fighters Mick and Mac ( Jai White & Ray Park) , an axe welding psychopath Carnage Cliff (Ross O’Hennesy), Poison Pete ( Stephen Donald), Finicky Fred ( Perry Benson) and Jane The Ripper ( Amy Johnston).
The film’s opening is pretty cool we see how Fallon (Adkins) uses his skills to make every hit look like an accident, well in this case a suicide. A highlight of the movie which we get throughout is having Adkins narrate what’s going on. It’s very reminiscent of lock stock and two smoking barrels & snatch, Adkins gets to use an English accent and brings loads of dry British humour to the role. It’s a departure from the usual characters he plays. He reminded me of Jason Statham’s character from Snatch. Being a Scott Adkins movie we have loads of spectacular fight scenes, as always Adkins delivers. My personal favourite fight was against Jai White and Park in there Dojo area.
Back to the movie…We learn Fallon had a girlfriend named Beth who is a die hard activist, Fallon was head over heels for her…then she left him…..for another woman Charlie Adams ( Ashely Greene). Fallon is informed that Beth has been murdered in a break and entering at her home. Once Fallon starts to look into it a little more he soon realises that it was a professional job and that one of the people in his organisation maybe involved with her murder. Fallon breaks every code the assassins have in order to find out who did it, which leads to Fallon hunting them…then them coming after Fallon.
Throughout the movie we are treated to a number of awesome fight scenes! You can tell Tim Man choreographed the fight scenes, he always brings out the fast quick Hong Kong styled fight scenes, he also pops up to have a fight scene with Adkins character too which is a highlight. Along with the fight scenes, the story and acting is really good. The flashback sequence to a young Fallon has to be one of the best bits of the story. It was reminiscent of the flashback sequences you got in the football factory. Adkins narration through everything makes it even better. You can really see the passion and energy Adkins put into making this movie, he also co-wrote the script. Fallon is definitely a character that can be fleshed out a whole lot more through more sequels. If Adkins isn’t going to get Bond or Batman anytime soon then I can sit back and whole heartedly say I would love to see more Mike Fallon movies, and would love to see what other martial artists we can bring to this franchise. Would also like to put in that Amy Johnston defo proves her worth in gold on screen, she comes across menacing and also gives Adkins’s Fallon a run for his money when they collide.
This movie has everything from hard hitting fight scenes, shootouts, axe fight, sword fight, It’s never dull. Every character is well written and has their own standout moments. Adkins should be proud of what he has delivered. We need to support this movie so we can get more from this franchise. I rank this a solid 5/5.
Review By: Jeff Turner