#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on 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 agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.
Plot: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
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_American Assassin_ might be the most nothing movie of the year. I was sold on the trailer, I though Michael Keating looked great (and to be fair, he kinda was), but watching the movie itself, I felt completely blank. I can’t even recommend _American Assassin_ as background noise.
_Final rating:★½: – Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible._
Don’t bother watching, plot line has been so many times before. Turn off your TV and do something more productive instead !
Action Genre Franchise For Millennials or One And Done?
Better than many reviewers indicate.
American Assassin follows Author Vince Flynn’s character Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) and his mentor Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) who leads a super secret CIA operative group tasked to take out the world’s most threatening bad guys – A secret camp in the wooded hills near Roanoke, Virginia provides a select group of hand-picked field operatives (assassins) with elite specialized training (for assassins) that supposedly exceeds Navy Seals training in sophistication of infiltrating and blending into targeted zones, with a killing effectiveness that surpasses Bourne and Bond.
One problem here – when you take on two of the most successful action franchises in movie history (Bourne and Bond), you better have your ducks in a row (including most importantly the script), and that is where this film fails.
The screenwriter needed to produce a more cohesive script in adapting Flynn’s prequel book. The film looks and sounds like it was rushed to production before the script and story boards were thought through and revised.
Time is money, but not investing enough time sometimes leads to losing your entire investment, and if the desired outcome was a green light for a franchise, the “fail” here was in the script.
Michael Keaton holds this film up, and although I have a hard time seeing him in the role, he pulled it off with his trade-mark push-the -envelope edginess.
O’Brien was at first, hard to swallow in the role with his quiet vulnerable demeanor and school age heartthrob looks (with some edgy outlier undertones) that have made him so popular with millennials. But he frankly did an admirable job, and is the most promising element of the film in terms of franchising this into sequels. Not many lines of dialogue, but like Bourne, Rapp speaks loudly with his fists, feet, intelligence, wiliness, and willingness.
The make-up was amazing in portraying an ever growing number of cuts, bruises, gashes, and other assorted traumas accrued by the cast – realistic, accurate and impressive – among the best ever in film.
Action/fight/vehicle chase scenes were well above par as were the special effects and CGI (only one scene leans fully on CGI and was well done).
Cinematography and editing are very good, and the pacing of the film is excellent for the most part.
My guess is this is a one and done film, but what a shame, as there is great potential for an American Assassin franchise, and this is one if the best recent additions to the action genre, especially given more time to complete the film at a 007 level. The director and screenwriter(s) need to get it together though, IF there is a sequel – the script is the weakest point, usually a death nail for my reviews, but the director, cinematographer, make-up, and fx make up a lot of ground in that regard.
For the hope of more (and better), I’m giving one additional Star bringing this 7-Star film up to 8/10.
Bad Movie even if you didn’t read the Novel
Let’s start with those of us who are huge fans of Vince Flynn, and his numerous novels about Mitch Rapp. If you have read American Assassin, I highly warn you NOT TO SEE THIS MOVIE, as it will be a complete disappointment. The only similarities are: The title, the characters, and the fact that Stan Hurley bites a guy’s ear off. The other 92% of the movie is pure Hollywood b/s. The movie only needs to use the book as a guide, and take the story off the pages and onto the big screen, and it’s a blockbuster, but no – they can’t do that. They have to hack and mutilate a great story by Vince Flynn, and twist so many things that it makes you feel like walking out of the theatre.
Now – let’s say that you never read Vince Flynn’s novel. I still would not recommend seeing this movie. The plot is sketchy at best. You have actors playing roles that they can’t pull off (i.e. A french-man playing a Mossul agent). arggg. And then there is the second rate special effects / CGI. There is a particular scene near the end of a Navy Helicopter flying into the scene where Mitch Rapp has located the nuclear bomb (i.e. that’s not part of the book either, and it’s the premise for the movie)…but back to the chopper – it’s obviously a special effect. Fast forward 10 minutes to the end, and the USS IKE (Aircraft Carrier) is in the ocean and there are waves crashing over it’s deck. SOOO LAME.
Shame on the director, producer and anyone else who was responsible for butchering a phenomenal novel. I pray there isn’t a part 2.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Michael Cuesta
Writer Stephen Schiff (screenplay by), Michael Finch (screenplay by), Edward Zwick (screenplay by), Marshall Herskovitz (screenplay by), Vince Flynn (based on the novel by)
Actors Dylan O’Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Chris Webster
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Nick Wechsler, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Canon K35 Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Canon K35 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema