What is it about Jason Statham and action films? I’ve been a fan of his since seeing The Transporter way back when and he continues to show why he’s a favorite in the realm of action stars these days.
The Mechanic stars Statham as Arthur Bishop. He’s an assassin – also known as a “mechanic” – who gets called in for tough jobs. When his friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is killed, the detachment with which he typically approaches his jobs flies out the window and he’s out for revenge. This is a remake of the 1972 picture The Mechanic starring Charles Bronson in the lead role.
I think Statham will kick some serious butt. The trailer looks like tons of fun – gunfire, explosions, and violence up the wazoo. Something tells me to leave the kiddies at home for this one.
Here’s the synopsis:
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead.
His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
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