‘The Mechanic’ Trailer #2 Is Explosion Friendly

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

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While we’re eagerly awaiting the day that Jason Statham decides to branch out a little and play a sensitive flower shop owner in a Nora Ephron rom-com, the former Olympic diver certainly knows how to play an intimidating action star onscreen, and will do it again in The Mechanic.

Statham plays the role of professional killer Arthur Bishop in the action flick, which was originally a Charles Bronson vehicle back in 1972. If the second trailer is any indication, the Mechanic remake is as explosion friendly as Statham’s last cinematic outing, The Expendables.

Check out the official synopsis for The Mechanic below:

Arthur Bishop (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.

Con Air director Simon West was at the helm for Statham’s Mechanic, which looks to feature plenty in the way of gunfights and cryptic one-liners. In this second trailer alone, a gas station and several cars are blown up, which makes us wonder how much property damage will have resulted by the time the end credits start to roll on this flick.

Check out the new trailer for The Mechanic below:

The Mechanic hits theaters in the dumping ground that is January, which is never a good sign for a film’s quality. It still looks to deliver exactly what action genre fans want (lots of mindless violence with a dash of sex) and should appeal to those that never tire of seeing Statham killing people on the big screen.

Foster has appeared in action-driven pics like X-Men: The Last Stand, 3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum and 30 Days of Night over the past few years. He’s not yet gotten the opportunity to prove himself capable of being leading action star material, but maybe – like his character, Steve – Foster learned a few new tricks while working alongside Statham in The Mechanic that’ll benefit his action movie persona.

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The Mechanic hits theaters in the U.S. on January 28th, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. January being a dumping ground isn’t necessarily a case of films being bad, just films that appel to niche audiences like Cloverfield and Daybreakers.

    • That’s true, niche films can often do well in January – as can movies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. :-P

      • Bwahahahahahaha! Well said!

        Although, didn’t Taken come out in January also? That’s probably the market they’re appealing to on top of Statham’s core audience.

  2. Also Statham rules.

  3. Hot Damn! This looks freaking awesome!

    Ben Foster is one of the most underrated actors out there. He can handle action too (Alpha Dog). Statham is as badass as it gets.

  4. looks pretty cool, though i never knew a fully trained contractors wave their arms and legs around like a clown when they jump off bridges… must be a hollywood thing :D

  5. Can’t go wrong with Statham really, he’s always good value, I’d like to see him as a Bond villain.

  6. this looks good. yep .looks good ..

  7. damn this looks awesome i love stathams movies

  8. Gonna have to see this one……..

  9. Here is a listing (tried to be unbiased as I could) of January releases that were hits meaning that they made money and either were critically acclaimed or just made a lot of money for a January release. I’d say these prove that January isn’t always soo bad although from the record of the past 10 years its gotten better.

    2009:
    GRAN TORINO
    TAKEN
    PAUL BLART: Mall COp

    2008
    JUNO
    CLOVERFIELD
    RAMBO

    2007:
    BABEL
    PANS LABYRINTH
    SMOKIN ACES

    2006:
    CASANOVA
    GRANDMAS BOY (personal favorite Toilet Humor style of film)
    NANNY MCPHEE
    LAST HOLIDAY

    2005:
    MILLION DOLLAR BABY

    2004:
    BUTTERFLY EFFECT

    2003:
    CHICAGO
    CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
    THE RECRUIT

    2002:
    A BEAUTIFUL MIND
    THE COUNT OF MONTECRISTO (Personal Fav)

  10. Why does this remind me of “Transporter” sans the Audi?

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