5/4/11

The Mechanic (1972)

He fixes people so they never work again.

The Mechanic
The Mechanic features a typically stoic and leathery Charles Bronson and a young Jan-Michael Vincent who some of you might remember from the 1980s TV series "Airwolf."  He starred opposite Ernest Borgnine as the pilot of a top secret helicopter that defied the laws of physics and took on the Soviets every week for three seasons. I thought Jan-Michael Vincent was dead but after a quick Google search, it turns out it was just his career that died.

Bronson and Vincent spend 100 minutes trying to out-squint one another. Who will win!?  I mean...  After killing an associate, an aging hitman or "mechanic" (Bronson) takes the dead man's 24 year old son (Vincent) under his wing to teach him the tricks of the trade.

Vincent makes an excellent student and learns quickly.  However, Bronson's employers don't like the idea of having two assassins working together and Vincent receives instructions to take Bronson out.  Bronson learns about the orders, and the master and student play a psychological game of cat and mouse until the explosive end. 

"Quick! Squinting contest. Me and you now!"
Every Bronson movie is a good movie just because he's in it, but The Mechanic is an especially good one.  There's plenty of action and explosions as you can see in the trailer, but unfortunately there is no boobage.  Bronson does however smoke a pipe in the film so, you know, he's got that going for him.

Violence Rating:  3 out of 5
Pipe Smoking Rating:  2.5 out of 5
Booby Rating:  1 out of 5



27 comments:

Zombie said...

Classic movie! :D

The Angry Lurker said...

Great movie but as you said it's got Bronson in it and that was a plus for any movie, haven't seen the remake yet.

GADAFINY said...

look great

Dave said...

Love Charles Bronson.

Kicking Rocks said...

before machete...there was...THE MECHANIC!!

ed said...

oooh a pipe smoking rating, hes got some sweet moves

Shutterbug said...

Who would want to watch that? ;)

Necroticism said...

Charles Bronson was a Chuck Norris.

Bart said...

havent seen this movie in so long

Colin Biano said...

i love how he just smiles at the camera after doing an airplane flip when the guy says his name, lol

A Beer for the Shower said...

I <3 Charles Bronson. Jason Statham sure had some big shoes to fill in the remake.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Charles Bronson. What you see when you look up Bad Ass in the encyclopedia.

Dootzkie said...

He is so badass! I loved his movies when I was young.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Bronson is the definition of badass.

Biff Tanner said...

Man I love this film one the greats.

JayPower said...

Not seen this movie in sooo long!

G said...

you can't beat a bit of Charles Bronson

D4 said...

I didn't.. I what. I wasn't aware of this, it sounds.. good! GASP!

Malkavian said...

DAMN is that Charles Bronson eating an ice cream cone? on that final pic?????

Jay said...

pipe smoking rating, lol!

Rob said...

I enjoy this movie! I've actually seen it! How awesome! Good review yo!

Matt said...

I love Charles Bronson movies! I'm just sad the booby rating is so low. Hopefully the pipe smoking makes up for it!

zepdragon said...

This wasn't all that bad a movie.

Zoltan said...

Mr. Majestyk is one of my favorite films starring Bronson. He plays a melon farmer who battles assassins and the mob. Epic.

mious said...

that is a cool movie :D

BTN Hip Hop said...

i personally didnt like this film too much

Laughing Vault said...

i love this one

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...