Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Remaking The Mechanic

Just read on Big Hollywood that they've done a remake of The Mechanic--that brilliant film with the oh-so-satisfying ending (don't click the link if you don't want to see it) starring Charles Bronson and Jan Michael Vincent.  The remake stars Jason Stratam, who I really liked in The Transporter and other films, but I just don't think he's going to be able to manage the almost paternal air that Bronson had while showing Vincent the ropes of being a contract killer.  It's almost like remaking Dirty Harry--if you take out the gritty 1970's air (and cars) and put in Mercedes and high tech special effects, you're going to lose something in the translation.  Maybe those who don't know better will like it.

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