David Weaver from Home And Theater writes: From Director Simon West, the man that gave us such cinematic classics as Con Air and Lara Croft Tomb Raider comes another film that may just be his best yet. That may not seem like much praise given his past atrocities (OK, Tomb Raider wasn't THAT bad I guess) but at least it seems he has learned how to direct action a lot better this time around. The Mechanic is a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film of the same name and as it stands, the same plot as well. I have only caught glimpses of the original film but it was enough to inform me of just about everything that was gonna happen, although the film itself telegraphs that point home all on its own just fine. While it isn't a bad or good film, it straddles the line of mediocrity fairly well and ultimately became pointless after a while which begs the question of why remake something if you aren't going to improve on it?