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American Assassin (film review)

Film: American Assassin
Year: 2017
Genre: Action, Thriller
Directed By: Michael Cuesta
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan
About: After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxRlsAbEpw

My Review:
Having been a fan of Dylan O'Brien for a while and a fan of Michael Keaton for years I was excited to see that they were in American Assassin together and made me want to see this film as soon as possible. Luckily for me it was on Netflix so I was able to see the movie rather quickly.

The film is about a man who after losing his girlfriend at a beach due to terrorists decides to try and take them down, only the CIA catch him and bring him onto their team training him to be an assassin for the United Stated Government. Along with the help of Stan his new teacher, he ends up going on a mission which is more than what he signed up to.

I found this film rather amazing to be honest, with the acting done really well and how I would expect a film of this type to be done. I also really liked how Dylan O'Brien who is known for the Maze Runner trilogy of films was able to change who his character was to make him believable and show that he is not just going to be good for one series of films and be forgotten about due to this film showing that he would be good as an action star as well. I did enjoy that this movie did not have a love interest throughout it distracting the main character in which most action movies do which did make me like this film a lot more than other action movies. With action from the very beginning of the movie till the very last moment it showed a great action movie which could be in for a sequel and if so I would be very excited to watch due to this film's high praise from myself. American Assassin also kept a lot about the main villain hidden which is something I really liked as well as it made them rather interesting although the audience know little facts about him. The shots within this film was something which I really liked and kept with the tone of the movie so it felt that everything within it was necessary and nothing was just there for the sake of it.

I would highly recommend this movie to those who like action films and want one with a good story and does not mind some subtitles due to parts of the movie being in a different language however most of it being in English. I would also recommend this movie to those who are fans of Dylan O'Brien as it shows his acting off very well and those who are fans of Michael Keaton who does an amazing job in this movie as well. Overall, I can't wait to see this film again and hope that they make a sequel to this as it is one of the best action movies I have seen in a long time.

My Rating: 5/5 

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