Let me be honest right from the start, put Jason Statham in a movie and you are putting my ass in a seat. He may never win an an Oscar but I am not going to see a movie to watch him spout dramatic monologue while looking pensive. I am going to see him be crafty, smart mouthed and kick a lot of ass. (Although he does do pensive kind of well in a hardened action start kind of way)
The Mechanic delivers this nicely to me and I get the chance to see Ben Foster in a movie. Now there is a guy wh
o knows how to play broken immoral sociopaths. His performance in this movie was pretty good. One of the things I really liked about The Mechanic was the look. A lot of it looks like they went back to 1972 (the year the original Charles Bronson movie was released) to film it and it made it a lot more entertaining for me to watch.
Look this isn’t a cinematic blockbuster, it’s not a five star, ten star affair. It probably won’t even get past 50% freshness. It’s an action movie with plot holes the size of Texas, lots of gun fire, very graphic violence and naked time with a hot girl. Oh yeah most importantly, shit blows up.
What more could a girl ask for?