The Mechanic: Is This the Latest Metro Crash?

Ads for the subtle coming-of-age film

The Mechanic

, starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster and plenty of guns and bombs, have been all over the air recently.

Last night we actually bothered to watch one when it came on. And we could have sworn we saw a Metro bus being blown to smithereens.

The actual ad doesn't seem to be on the web, but the scene in question happens at about the 1:20 mark of the above clip.

The bus says Metro, it has the blue and red color scheme, it seems as dangerous as the light rail train, so we're guessing that it is at the very least the filmmaker's homage to our friendly local transit agency. (We've asked Metro for any info, but haven't heard back. Maybe our mistake was using the Media Hot Line.) Update: Metro has gotten back; a spokeswoman said she was unaware of the movie, but will check further.

Anyway, it's an awful crash. Maybe the bus should have been wrapped in the NEW METRO's warning decals.

Update: Metro's Margaret O'Brien-Molina confirms to Hair Balls that the agency had nothing to do with the film

Any likeness to actual transit agencies, either living or dead, is strictly coincidental, we guess.

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