This testosterone drenched action film is filled with explosions, gun play, and hand to hand combat. Jason Statham is one mechanic who doesn’t need a tune up quite yet, in “The Mechanic”!
From one fatal encounter to the other Statham lives the life of a lonely, soulless hired hitman. His only real relationship is with his mentor, played by Donald Sutherland. But when a contract goes out and a certain hit is made, The Mechanic is obligated to take in a wayward kid (played by Ben Foster) to teach him the ropes of the hit-man game.
The pairing of an elite assassin with a loose cannon screw-up does have its funny moments. This film is full of surprises and the stunts are amazing.
The theme of the movie comes from an inscription on a pistol, it says “Victory loves preparation”. This remake works like a charm because of that. Don’t underestimate this film because its one heck of an action film.
The film clocks in a little over 90 minutes so the film never overstays its welcome. The story does idle every one in a while and then jumps into action, the pacing could have used a tune up. The Flick-o-meter gives The Mechanic a respectable 3 out of five. More time in the shop to iron out the kinks and pacing would have been time well spent.