2012 #121 - The Mechanic (2010)
Was better than I thought it would be considering I really like the Charles Bronson/Jan Michael Vincent original. I’m an unapologetic Jason Statham fan (one of the action guys my better half and I have bonded over) and Ben Foster is alright (albeit playing the usual dirtbag he does in most movies) as the protégé. Donald Sutherland collects a paycheck as Foster’s dad who gets killed by Statham all because he thought it was a legit hit and Sutherland was selling secrets to someone bad. All hell breaks loose and it becomes cliche, but a fun ride nonetheless, with one stunt on the side of the beginning that was quite good (which has both actors doing the fall). Wish the ending was a bit more ballsy. Also made me just want to watch Leon: The Professional, which I haven’t done in quite awhile.