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PostSubject: Jason Statham:The Mechanic 机械师 (2011 film)   Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:11 am




The Mechanic is a 2011 American action thriller film starring Jason Statham as the title character. It is directed by Simon West, is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name that starred Charles Bronson. Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a professional assassin who specializes in making his hits look like accidents, suicides, or the acts of petty criminals.
It was released in the United States and Canada on January 28, 2011.

The film opens following a man as his plane lands at a private hangar and he makes his way to his mansion with his armed guard escort. The man changes into his swimwear and proceeds to get into his private pool while armed guards watch. As he swims he notices his watch at the bottom of the pool and swims down to retrieve it. An unknown man grabs the swimming victim and holds him under until he dies. The assassin, Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham), then uses the chaos that follows to take a careful route out of the mansion and to a nearby river where he jumps in and makes his escape. Back home, Bishop meets with Harry McKenna (Donald Sutherland) whom Bishop regards as a friend and mentor figure. Harry pays Bishop for his work in Columbia and discuss Harry's son Steve McKenna (Ben Foster) before parting ways.
Returning to his house, Bishop checks for his new contract only to find that the new contract is to kill Harry. Bishop phones his employer to verify if the contract is correct and upon confirmation he requests a face to face meeting. Bishop meets with Dean (Tony Goldwyn) who tells him about a failed mission in South Africa in which assassins of the agency Bishop works for were killed. Dean tells Bishop that only two people knew about the mission, Dean and Harry, and that Harry had received money in exchange for the contract details. Bishop reluctantly kills Harry and makes it look like a carjacking. At Harry's grave Bishop meets Harry's son, Steve. Steve tells Bishop that he's going to go out and find any carjacker and kill them as revenge. Bishop secretly follows Steve and interrupts him from killing a carjacker that he had run into. Bishop recognizes the raw potential of Steve and decides to train him as a "Mechanic". He adopts a chihuahua and instructs Steve to take the dog with him to a coffee shop each day at the same time. As Steve settles in to his routine Bishop escalates his training by taking him on a contract to show him what it's like. After Bishop strangles the man with a belt and stages it to look like an erotic asphyxiation accident, he shows Steve all the planning that went into that assassination.
Bishop informs Steve that he has a contract of his own. The target is a mechanic for another agency named Burke (Jeff Chase), who frequents the same coffee shop Steve has been going to. Furthermore, Steve is told that Burke's only weaknesses are that he is interested in young men and small dogs (such as the chihuahua they adopted). Burke makes his move on Steve and invites him out to drinks. Bishop instructs Steve to slip a large dose of Rohypnol into Burke's drink to cause an overdose. Steve ignores this direction and instead goes with Burke to his apartment. As Burke begins to undress, Steve attempts to strangle him with a belt as he had seen Bishop do. They engage in a struggle, and Steve manages to kill Burke after much effort. Bishop is later contacted by Dean, who expresses his disapproval of Bishop's use of Steve for the Burke contract. Bishop replies that he was given that contract through Harry and not Dean. Angry at his indignation, Dean informs Bishop that he's on a short leash.
Bishop is given a new contract to kill the leader of a cult-like church, Andrew Vaughn (John McConnell). Steve and Bishop plan to inject Vaughn with adrenaline to simulate a heart attack, for which the paramedics would unknowingly administer a fatal second dose of adrenaline. As Bishop and Steve wait in the walls of Vaughn's hotel room, a doctor arrives and sets Vaughn up with an IV of ketamine. Realizing that the adrenaline overdose would be inhibited by the ketamine, they improvise and quickly suffocate him. When Vaughn is discovered by his guards, Bishop and Steve are found hiding in the walls of the hotel and are forced into a shoot-out with the guards. As the building is being evacuated, Bishop and Steve slip out and Bishop decides they should fly home separately.
At the airport Bishop sees one of the men he was told was killed on the South African mission that Harry had allegedly sold out. During a confrontation with the man, Bishop realizes that his boss, Dean, had tricked him into killing Harry and that it had been Dean who engineered the failed South African mission to cover up his own shady dealings. Having been mislead, Bishop begins to get things in order, only to be ambushed by a group of mechanics. After taking them out, he uses one of their phones and discovers that Dean was behind the hit. Racing home, Bishop calls Steve only to find that Steve has also been ambushed at Bishop's house. Bishop directs Steve to a hidden gun, which Steve uses to kill his ambushers. Steve is waiting for directions when Bishop arrives. Bishop has Steve gather supplies for their new mission, while Bishop prepares to find how to get to Dean. In the process, Steve finds his father's gun, and realizes that Bishop had killed his father and not carjackers. On their way to Dean, Bishop sees the handle of Harry's gun in Steve's jacket and realizes that Steve has discovered the truth.
After working together to kill Dean, they decide it is time to part company and stop at a gas station. Steve gets out to put gas in the car and adjusts the nozzle so it is pouring on the ground instead of in the tank. With Bishop still in the truck, Steve pulls out Harry's gun and shoots the gas, blowing up Bishop's vehicle and the gas station. Steve then returns to Bishop's house and plays a record on the turntable before going out to the garage and taking the vintage 1966 Jaguar E-Type coupe Bishop had been working on. As he is driving off, Steve notices a note on the seat of the car, which reads: "Steve, if you're reading this then you're dead!" Steve laughs and moments later the car explodes killing him. At the same time the record player has finished playing at Bishop's house and it activates a tripwire, which causes Bishop's house to also explode. Back at the gas station, a security video reveales that Bishop escaped from his truck moments before Steve blew it up, saving him. Bishop gets in another truck he had by the beach and drives away.


Cast

Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop
Ben Foster as Steve McKenna
Donald Sutherland as Harry McKenna
Tony Goldwyn as Dean Sanderson
Jeff Chase as Burke
Mini Anden as Sarah




The Mechanic
  译名:机械师/龙虎铁金刚/极速秒杀
  类型:动作/剧情/惊悚
  上映日期:2011年1月28日于美国
  国家/地区:美国
  片长:92 min
  分级:USA:R
  对白语言:英语
导演:西蒙·韦斯特/Simon West
  编剧:理查德·温克/Richard Wenk、刘易斯-约翰·卡利诺/Lewis John Carlino
  演员:杰森·斯坦森/Jason Statham、本·福斯特/Ben Foster、托尼·戈德温/Tony Goldwyn、唐纳德·萨瑟兰/Donald Sutherland、Jeff Chase、米妮·安顿/Mini Anden


该片讲述一个严密谨慎有条不紊的杀手亚瑟与他的徒弟的故事,亚瑟(Arthur Bishop)——由杰森-斯坦森饰演——一直认为严谨的规范和专注消灭焦点目标才是一个杀手的职业素养,他的坚持令他成为业内顶级杀手,但某日他一直合作的老搭档,由唐纳德-萨瑟兰(Donald Sutherland)饰演的哈利(Harry McKenna)被人谋杀了,而亚瑟决定报仇和找出杀手。同时,他遇到了哈利的儿子史蒂夫(Steve McKenna)——由本-福斯特饰演,史蒂夫与他有着相同的目标。
  影片翻拍自1972年的同名电影,描述顶尖的杀手亚瑟带领助手史蒂夫进行一连串暗杀行动。史蒂夫热切地崇敬他的师父,希望学得他的一身本领,以至在外人眼中两人似有同性恋关系,甚至偶然出现的妓女亦无法动摇这两个男子汉。在最后一场生死斗中,两人被另一群杀手围攻,至此亚瑟终于明白史蒂夫刻意亲近他的真正原因。




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