The Mechanic (2011)

Posted: May 4, 2011 in Hollywood
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The Mechanic


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. –IMDb


Simon West


Richard Wenk (screenplay), Lewis John Carlino(screenplay)


Jason StathamBen Foster and Donald Sutherland


 Action | Crime | Thriller


 Someone has to fix the problems.A typical Statham movie, like the Transporter but with a higher dose of brutality and nastiness. Statham’s character Arthur Bishop, a.k.a the Mechanic, is awesomely tough and cold-blooded, and the assassination plans and escapes are brilliant.

Most people know Jason Statham movies involve high octane action with brilliant fight sequences, you will be happy to know that this film delivers this well, however I believe that a movie with no decent storyline or good characters has no reason being made, even if the action is good. The movie is full of cliche. Nothing in the story is fresh or original, if you have a good idea of what Jason Statham says or does in his action movies he probably will say and do them in this one, you won’t be surprised a lot in this film, one surprise element may pop up but it definitely isn’t enough. But nonetheless, for me what makes his movies so enjoyable is the tongue in cheek humour and the likable side of the tough guy. We all know he’s an average actor but the lovable rogue is his trademark and that’s why we keep going back for more. Ben Foster is great as the jaded alcoholic who becomes the apprentice assassin.

The highlights of the movie are ofcourse the action sequences and the music is exactly acoording to the mood of the movie.

So nothing new here, if you enjoy Statham type action movies regardless of the storyline or how the characters came to be then this is the film for you. I rate it 5 out of 10.

  1. Leiza says:

    would you recommend me to watch it??

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