Monday, January 31, 2011

From Bronson to Statham

The Mechanic (2011)
Dir - Simon West

It may have hurt my viewing of this film to have just watched the original. It could have also been the horrible crowd in the theater. Everything seemed shinier and polished but that is not always better. One of the great things about Bronson is that he looks more like a normal guy than a ruthless killer. Statham, while quite awesome, looks like a hitman so it's not much of a stretch. There were some weird character traits that seemed a little contradictory and things were a bit dumbed down. Ben Foster was pretty great though and there is one sweet fight scene that will bring a smile to your face.

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