Jesse V. Johnson
Michael Jai White
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.
Mike, Scott Adkins, is an assassin and he’s the best at what he does, he is not, however, good at romantic relationships and even though he loves a woman he can’t or won’t change and she leaves him because he’s an asshole.
She’s killed and he’s not happy about it, it doesn’t help that she was pregnant with his baby. Lots of violence and death ensue.
The story was surprisingly good in The Accident Man. The world wasn’t quiet as interesting as a John Wick movie, but there were still several good characters. Mick and Mac, Michael Jai White and Ray Park, were ex-special forces that made killings look like normal violent crimes. Amy Johnston’s character was an expert with a katana and decimated anyone in her way. Mike makes his killings look like normal accidents. It’s all kind of fun.
A surprisingly good story adds to what sets this movie apart from other direct to video action movies, the fact that everyone in this movie is great at fighting. Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, and Ray Park are incredible on their own but add them all together and it makes things even better. We got several great fights, next to no shaky cam, a bit too many quick cuts considering the level of fighters we had but since I’m sure this was filmed fairly quickly I can understand. Honestly I really enjoyed this movie, definitely one of the best direct to video action movies.
As Mike started his rampage I kept hoping that the characters would live so that we could get more, and there is definite room for another movie in this universe, but I almost wish they’d just make another movie with all these people all over again. I want another fight scene with those three, only this time I want it to be one shot.
The Accident Man was very great and I was very happy with it.