Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Mechanic

I was lucky enough to go to an advanced screening of The Mechanic tonight, starring Jason Statham. Statham plays Arthur Bishop, one of the best hit men in the business. When he is ordered to kill one of his friends for leaking information, the table is turned when he finds out he has been lied to. He reluctantly takes his friend's son in and trains him to be an assassin as well while he goes on the hunt for his employer.

I have never watched any movies starring Jason Statham before but my coworker raves about him! I thought it was a good, mindless movie to go watch. While the acting is sub par (it looks like Statham plays the same character over and over in all his movies!) and it's by no means a deep storyline, but it has plenty of explosions and gun fire to keep you entertained. There are some pretty gory scenes, so don't bring your kids (like some guy did tonight!! It's rated R for a reason, sheesh!).

The Mechanic comes out in theaters January 28, 2011.

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