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WE WATCHED: ‘American Assassin’ and Here is our REVIEW

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WE WATCHED: ‘American Assassin’ and Here is our REVIEW

American Assassin: follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) a Twenty three-year-old, Mitch who lost his parents in a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend when they were vacationing with his gorgeous new fiancée in Ibiza, Spain an idyllic spot which is shot up by Islamic terrorist, just as they were engaged (He survives — his fiancée doesn’t). Seeking revenge, Mitch becomes obsessed with revenge and attempts to infiltrate the offending terrorist cell by learning their ways. The US government catches onto his rogue antics, and they recruit him to a top-secret organization called Orion that “kills people who need to be killed.”

Enlisted by a CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as black ops recruit. Kennedy assigns a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train him. Together they investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish (undercover) agent Shiva Negar to stop a mysterious (former Black Ops agent) operative (Ghost) who intent on starting a nuclear world war in the Middle East.  (Whooo, I think I covered it all), not bad 🙌,  let’s dig further, shall We:

Mitch Rapp is on a personal vengeance mission to avenge for his fiancee who lost her life in an Islamic terrorist attack incident even thou Hurley does advises Mitch to never make the mission personal, Rapp remains haunted and Mission forward to fight for his cause. AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise and fallbacks of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) a  now CIA black agent under the instruction wing of a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).

The Movie is Rated R, Director by Michael Cuesta, the same director who brought us Kill the Messenger and Babylon Fields in 2014 and 2007 respectively. American Assassin is an Action, Thriller kinda thing.
it runs for 112 min or 1 hour 52 min.

Rating: R (for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Written By: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
In Theaters: Sep 15, 2017 Wide
Box Office: $26,185,076
Studio: Lionsgate and CBS Films
Nominations: (1) Golden Trailer Award


The CAST includes:

  • Dylan O’Brien (II) as Mitch Rapp (Mr KnowItAll)
  • Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley (Cold War veteran)
  • Sanaa Lathan as Irene Kennedy (The Boss)
  • Taylor Kitsch as Ghost (former black Ops agent)
  • Shiva Negar as Annika Scott Adkins (Turkish undercover agent)

With a (45/100) Metascore, (33%) TomatoMeter and a (6.6/10) imdb, i’d say its a pretty good movie to watch this spring,  would I watch it again, probably.

Personal Conclusion:

The nuclear bomb explosion at mid-end of the movie goes further in conjunction with what I thought and what we all think a nuclear bomb would do if ever detonated in our time. It’s an eye-opening, pop corn slow eating, climax. (its a Must Watch).



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