The Mechanic is a story of a hit-man who later has to transfer his trade to an apprentice who has a very close connection to one of his previous victims. They become best friends and perform same duties together before the apprentice comes
to know a bitter-truth.
The plot has been directed by Simon West and written by Richard Wenk and Lewis John Carlino. The main cast includes Jason Statham as ‘Arthur Bishop’, Ben Foster as ‘Steve McKenna’, Tony Goldwyn as ‘Dean’, Donald Sutherland as ‘Harry McKenna’, Mini Anden
as ‘Sarah’ and Jeff Chase as ‘Burke’.
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets.
It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business.
But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead.
His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade.
Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born.
Both Arthur and Steve are involved in killing different people and perform extraordinary traits in saving their lives and in return, taking others’.
But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
Steve’s mission to avenge his father’s murder eventually reaches its climax when the murderer in unveiled to him.
The youngster get hold of his father’s pistol and waits for the right time before launching an attack on his bitter enemy.
Will Steve be able to take revenge and will Arthur and Steve survive the most demanding and trying circumstances?
Mechanic is certainly worth watching a movie and will leave you with a lot to ponder afterwards.
I would give four stars to the movie.