THE MECHANIC Action/ drama/ thriller, rated MA15+, opens today
This paint-by-numbers action flick, starring go-to-bad-boy Jason Statham ( pictured) is directed by Simon West of Con Air and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider fame. Statham plays Arthur Bishop, an elite hitman - the best in his field, naturally - with a talent for professional perfection and total detachment. But when his mentor Harry ( Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop sets himself on a course to discover those responsible and kill them. Things get complicated when Harry’s son Steve ( Ben Foster), asks Bishop to train him up so he can tackle their common enemy. As the methodical assassin takes his young and impulsive apprentice deeper into his world, the pair soon discover ( as every good hitman should) they can trust no one.