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A very clever opening scene starts this movie with a Mexican Cartel boss being the mark for Arthur Bishop. The Boss has too many guards surrounding the headquarters, but Arthur knows his every move. As the Boss goes for his daily swim at the bottom of his indoor pool a reflection of a shiny watch catches his eyes and goes to retrieve it. In the shadows of the indoor pool lunges out Arthur Bishop o strangle the Boss and make it look like a drowning.
When Arthur gets back to the States he meets with his boss man to collect his money. Harry McKenna tells Arthur that there’s something up and that he might be retiring. Little does Arthur know that the main man behind everything Mr. Dean wants a meeting. At the meeting Mr. Dean expresses that Harry McKenna is a threat and needs to be taken out. With Arthur having a friendship Mr. Dean knows it will be an easy hit for Arthur to do, and explains if he doesn’t Arthur will get a hit on him. Arthur makes one mistake and keeps Harry’s gun.
With that being said the movies plot is pretty much what to expect. Harry McKenna has a son that is the black sheep of the family Steve McKenna who meets Arthur at his dad’s home. From that point on Arthur tries to teach Steve the tricks of the trade but at first Steve has a hard time doing the final thrust of the hits. As Steve keeps questioning who killed his father the more Arthur gets on edge. When Steve and Arthur make a sloppy mess with a target Mr. Dean sends hit men to kill Arthur and Steve.
The final half hour is for you to enjoy with a ending that you see coming but with a twist that makes this movie a pretty good movie to watch. The violence is 4 star rated with the acting at 4.5 stars. There are a couple sexual scenes that are graphic with one being a very dominant scene with Steve and a bar girl. Overall quality of the movie with its explosive scenes are at a 4.5 star rating with different good quality explosions that were articulating and well thought of for which The Mechanic a movie you would see more than once. Some of the stunts are 5 star rated that Arthur does.
Directed by Simon West
Arthur Bishop—Jason Statham
Harry McKenna—Donald Sutherland
Steve McKenna—Ben Foster
Mr. Dean—Tony Goldwyn
Rated R Running time 1:29 minutes
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older