Marcus covers the nuts and bolts of Jason Statham's new film, "The Mechanic," and says you don't want Statham anywhere near your car. The film is rated R for extreme violence.
“Know what a mechanic is?"
"A hit man."
It feels like Statham already did this movie when he starred in “The Transporter,” but “The Mechanic” is actually a remake of a Charles Bronson film. This one is faster-paced: more graphic, violent, and brutal.
You could call it “The Mechanic” on Red Bull -- but then, that's what you always get with Statham. He’s ordered to kill his immediate boss and longtime friend, played by Donald Sutherland.
“You need someone to watch your back.”
“This wouldn't be about Steven, now would it? Your son?”
“Damned disappointment. Always has been and always will be.”
His target’s son Steven, played by Ben Foster, is out for revenge and has no idea who killed Dad. He wants mechanic lessons.
“I wanna know what you know.”
“Go online. There's a lot on the Internet.”
“But I don't want to read it, I want to do it.”
Mr. Bishop, Statham's mechanic character, tells Steven that an emotional motive can get him killed -- but after killing Steven's dad and becoming a target himself, Bishop breaks his own rules.
Teacher and student team up, breaking faces and shooting up everything and everyone in sight. What's left, they blow up. And it just wouldn't be Stathamesque if he didn't get behind the wheel, obliterating everything on the road and the sidewalk.
The real fun starts when the two have finished off the hit teams sent after them, and go after they guy that started it all.
“You think you can get to me before I can get to you?”
“I already have.”
“The Mechanic” is raw, bloody, graphic, violent -- I could go on and on, but if you want to see this, I would suggest renting it when it comes out. Hide it in the garage from your kids, your dog, your wife, your sister, your mother and your grandmother, and don't tell anyone you liked it. And remember: “The Mechanic” doesn't come with a warranty.
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