Seasoned hitman Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) sets out to avenge the brutal murder of his mentor, Harry (Donald Sutherland), and finds himself joined by Harry's vengeful son (Ben Foster), who is eager to follow in his late father's footsteps, in this remake of the 1972 action thriller starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. Harry taught Arthur how to be a detached killer who always hits his mark. Now Harry is gone, and for the first time in Arthur's career it's about to get personal. As lone-wolf assassin Arthur prepares to hunt down Harry's killers, he is approached by his fallen mentor's vengeful son, Steve, who is eager to take up the lethal tools of his father's trade. Unadept at working with a partner yet compelled to help Steve carry on the family tradition, Arthur agrees to take him on as a protégé. Later, the duo begins to methodically eliminate their targets, forging a partnership born of blood with each new hit. The closer Arthur and Steve get to the name at the top of their list, however, the more apparent it becomes that his job will be anything but business as usual.~Jason Buchanan
Get Inside the Action with the "Tools of the Trade" featurette and Deleted & Extended Scenes
Sony brings The Mechanic to Blu-ray with superb video and audio quality - a Sony standard. As for the movie, it's a good drama/action flick but could have been better. It's entertaining nevertheless. Recommended, especially if you have a good tv with a surround sound system to take advantage of the Blu-ray quality.
Whether you are a Jason Stratham fan or just an action junkie, this is a fantastic movie. For a hit man to stay alive obviously he must use his wits and know what he's doing and Stratham plays this one all out. Stratham plays this hit man as you expect one to be: brooding and secretive yet totally aware of everything that goes on around him. Past movies like Death Race showed the same drive, but this one is his best ever. Good writing, and even good acting make this one great from beginning to end. At just over 90 minutes, I wanted it to go on....
I bought this movie because I have enjoyed watching Jason Statham in other action movies, but I was a little dissapointed in this one. Maybe it was because I enjoyed the 1972 version with Charles Bronson or maybe it was because the plot was a little thin, not sure... Either way the movie was good but not great as long as your expectations for a detailed plot line are not too ambitious.