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Movie Review: "The Mechanic" (2011)

Okay, so now I've watched the newest edition of "The Mechanic", and it's time to compare this remake versus the original to decide which is superior!

Two of the advantages the remake has are: better special effects, and Jason Statham's physical prowess.

However, early on we see that this version of 'Mr. Bishop' is not the cold-blooded, ultra-meticulous killer like Charles Bronson's was.

It seems they've (the writers? the studio big-wigs?) softened him up to make him more 'accessible' to the 'emo' audience of today, who require at least some redeeming quality in the protagonist.

So what's the final verdict you ask? The plots are similar, but I like that they changed things up a bit. The action sequences lost some believability in this update, but they upped the violence and gore (which is common for movies nowadays versus the 1970s).

Overall I'd say it's OKAY.

QBF Rating: 3.0/5.0


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