25 Aug – A day before "Mechanic: Resurrection" was officially released in cinemas, Cinema Online contest winners had the chance to watch the action movie during its premiere screening.
The screening was held at GSC 1 Utama at 9pm. Hours before the event even begun, the winners were already lining up, excited to get their hands on not only the movie passes but also limited edition "Mechanic: Resurrection" merchandise.
When asked the reason why they want to watch the movie, the answer was almost unanimous: "Jason Statham."
No, that's not just the ladies. Even the men in the crowd were very much mesmerised by Mr. Statham's manly punching and kicking on the big screen.
"Jason Statham is so cool!" enthused one Noor Afandi Bin Noorsaid, while Ho Wen Da stated that aside from the action star, there was another big name that drew her to watch the movie: "Dato' Seri Michelle Yeoh is appearing in a cameo role."
"I want to see her part as well as the parts of the movie that were shot in Penang," she added.
Others also mentioned that they watched the first movie, 2011's "The Mechanic", and hoped that the sequel would be just as good.
Directed by Dennis Gansel, the movie also stars Jessica Alba ("Barely Lethal", "Entourage") and Tommy Lee Jones ("Criminal", "Jason Bourne").
"Mechanic: Resurrection" starts showing in cinemas from today onwards.