Accident Man is equal parts hilarious and violent with stellar action scenes. Adkins fans should seek it out as you won’t be disappointed.
Plot: 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.
Review: Accident Man is Scott Adkins’ big passion project and has been one of my most anticipated movies of the year. Adapted from the comic of the same name it’s a cross between John Wick and Snatch and is easily the funniest and arguably the most entertaining movie of Adkins’ career. It’s the role he was born to play and Mike Fallon is a character I want to see more of.
What surprised me was how quintessentially British it is so it will be interesting to see how international audiences react to it. There were various points where I was crying with laughter and then cheering at the bone-crunching violence, both of which come in equal measure.
As expected from an Adkins movie, the fight scenes are superb and his battle with Amy Johnston may be my favourite however, when he takes on Michael Jai White and Ray Park it was the perfect rematch for Boyka and Chambers (and Darth Maul) and was arguably the major highlight. Scott Adkins never disappoints when it comes to action scenes showing dedication to every punch and kick and the fights in Accident Man are some of his best to date.
It never loses its cheeky sense of humour either and Fallon is an old-school action hero spouting one-liners while breaking limbs in what is easily going to be one of the best action movies of the year… and it’s only January.
As great as everyone is in Accident Man, a special tip of the hat needs to be given to Ray Stevenson who practically steals every scene he is in. He is equal parts terrifying and hilarious and has the best dialogue in the movie.
Director Jesse Johnson isn’t afraid to push Scott in different directions as an actor bringing out this very best not only in the fight scenes but the performances too.
It’s slick and stylish, looking more like a theatrical picture rather than a straight-to-DVD project so it’s a shame it isn’t getting a wider release. I hope it manages to find an audience and fans embrace this different (but awesome) direction in Adkins’ career.
Overall, Accident Man is hugely entertaining with a laugh out loud script, memorable characters and most importantly incredible action scenes. Definitely check it out on February 5th and support the real deal in action cinema.