American Assassin Reviews
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
It's the opening sequence of the movie. In this sequence a terrorist attack unfolds at a resort beach and a lot of innocent people are mercilessly gunned down. Sounds like standard fare but the scene is so expertly done and incredibly impactful that you can't help but be affected by it. I can say with certainty that it was one of the most gut wrenching and frankly upsetting scenes I've seen in a movie in a very long time. Now when I say "upsetting" I don't mean in some namby-pamby hurt feelings sort of way, in the same vein as the endless torrent of complaints coming from the serially triggered SJW masses. I mean "upsetting" in a more genuine sense (i.e. the scene was terrifying and heart wrenching as intended). The opening sequence of American Assassin comes closer than anything I've seen in a movie at giving audiences are mere hint of what the actual terror of such an even must entail. For that critics want to bury it. They don't want you gaining any sort of clarity on the issue of Islamist terror despite the muddy cesspool of apologetic misdirection churned out daily by the MSM. They don't want you being patriotic and taking a stance against something vile and destructive, and to that end they will attempt to silence all voices that oppose their agenda. They will try to bury movies like this just as actively as they will shamelessly promote those that jive with their radical leftist views. Don't believe me? Watch even the first 15 minutes of American Assassin and you'll know exactly what I mean. Then when you're done reflecting, consider the fact that real life terror attacks are infinitely worse if only by virtue of being real.
For those wondering, this movie is not "jingoistic" or one sided. That's a bald faced lie from critics who want you to "just take our word for it" and skip this film.
Michael Keaton, Dylan O'Brien, Sanna Lathan, and Shiva Negar were all great in this movie and I look forward to seeing more of them in other shows as well as more of the Mitch Rapp mythos.