Title: The Mechanic
Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland
Story:Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
My Review: I think to put this into perspective, I have to start out by saying this is a Jason Statham movie. Take it for what it's worth. The concept behind this movie was sound--I mean the idea is brilliant and although I ADORE Jason Statham I have to say this movie was quite predictable. The intro was amazing, had my best friend and I kinda laughing. The moment Bishop (Jason Statham's Character) recieves this major job, I knew precisely what was coming. I don't want to give it away but I am sure if you're astute in figuring it out right at the scene where the private jet picks him up with the voice over telling him what is is going to happen and what the meeting will entails. Bishop is a man of very few words and lethal.
Steven (Ben Foster) is a rebelious young adult who never listens to anyone but himself. Though I don't think I've ever seen Ben Foster in anything else, I had to say I quite liked him in this role.
The movie have some rather funny moments, for example when Dean tries to negotiate with a sixteen year old--like he actually thought he could win. No one is able to talk themselves out of more trouble than a teenager. Anyways, as I was saying, the movie had some funny moments, the scenery is spectacular--especially where Bishop lives. But the story could do with a little tightening.
All in all it was a good watch. It's good for a boys night out or a girl's night to drool over the lovely and sexy, ex diver/ex under wear model, Jason Statham. But don't go into this movie looking for a piece of perfection--remember though he is sexy as sin, Jason is also the same guy who thought appearing in Crank 2 was a brilliant idea.