Four Assassins Reviews
The film centers on Marcus, played by Will Yun Lee (Red Dawn 2012/ Total Recall 2012). Marcus is a gun for hire, who has been commissioned to kill a husband and his wife. As the film begins, Marcus is awaiting final payment for his services in his hotel room. He is soon joined by his ‚~assassin‚(TM) mentor, Eli (played by Miguel Ferrer), his former lover and fellow assassin, Eva (played by Emilie Guillot), and an upcoming ‚~newbie‚(TM) assassin, Chase (played by Oliver Williams). There seems to be an issue with the ‚~hit‚(TM) that Marcus was hired to do, and the film goes into great, agonizing details of the events which have led these four (4) individuals to arrive at this hotel room, on this night, at this specific time. The three (3) guests have two hours to determine what events have actually transpired during the Marcus ‚~hit‚(TM) before an anticipated phone call from the boss takes place.
I believe the film would have been a much better film, if the film would have tracked the trials and tribulations of the life Marcus. Mentored by Eli at the age of 15 to become a viable assassin, and united with Eva to become a forcible killing duo; this is the story we the audience wanted to see‚¶ not ‚~My Hakata Tonton hot pot dinner with Eli and friends‚(TM).
I cannot recommend this film, not even for home viewing. After all is said and done, the ultimate outcome is far more depressing than having to endure the 88 minutes to finally get to it. I‚(TM)d stay away from this one, definitely not worth your time or your attention to seek out.