After releasing some new pictures the other day, the folks behind the remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson revenge picture “The Mechanic”, have released another new poster for your consumption. The first poster, a sort of collage where images of smaller guns combine to create the image of a giant gun, is one of the better recent movie posters, and harkens back to the old-school badass roots of the film. On the other hand, this new poster is standard modern action movie fare. That isn’t to say it’s horrible, but it isn’t anything special either. Hell, this picture could have been leftover from any one of the “Transporter” movies.
Here’s a synopsis:
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’—an elite assassin with a strict code and a 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. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
After waiting for it for what feels like a long time, CBS Films is finally releasing “The Mechanic” in January. Now all I need to do is find a way to see this for free.
I know I’m a little bitter about this (I love the original—hell, I have a dog named Bronson, so I’m obviously a little biased), but how do other people feel about the remake of “The Mechanic”?
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