In 1972 one of the biggest action stars ever, Charles Bronson starred in one of the most violent films of it’s time and 40 years later we have the remake of the film with the same name The Mechanic. Jason Statham plays the mechanic, an assassin who works for a mysterious corporation to kill people cleanly with a totally clear conscious. When his mentor played by Donald Sutherland is killed the man’s son played by Ben Foster asks the Mechanic to teach him the art of killing but in this game of intrigue and deception who is trying to kill whom. This is one of those films strictly for the action junkies. It has a slim 90 minutes story full of hand to hand combat, explosions, car chases, shoot-outs and killing in several different ways. Charles Bronson is one of the biggest names in action films and in the 1972 version he had a little help from another action star Jan-Michael Vincent to help pour on the testosterone. Even though the original was full of action it was the twists and turns that made it a classic and maybe that is why I was a little disappointed. Yes I saw (No pun intended) most of the twists coming and thus throwing a wrench in The Mechanics plot. (Now that’s funny) I’m giving this film a C+ rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.