December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

February 4, 2011

The Mechanic (2011)

When it's over, I can never tire of Jason Statham.  He's one of those actors who tends to play a lot of emotionally undetached characters who ends up waving a lot guns and beating a lot of people up.  He's the hero of  anti-heros and he does such a great job at it.  Statham's back in action as an elite assassin who mentors the son of one of his victims played by the very talented, Ben Foster.  Of course nothing is as it seems in a "revenge" driven film.  Mix lots of gun play, add in some explosions, sprinkle it with stunts, and top it off with Statham and Foster make for an enjoyable no-brainer film.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

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