American Assassin Movie Review

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I thought it was some sort of cheaper, CBS produced “Taken” wanna-be with a younger lead no one’s ever heard of and Michael Keaton for some reason. I can’t say I thought much of the film when I caught my first glimpse of it; it kind of came out of nowhere but there was nothing else of interest in the theaters so I thought I’d give this a shot. I can’t say I was totally blown away with pleasant surprises, but I can say I did get a bit more out of this than I expected to. Synopsis Our titular character is Mitch Rapp ( Dylan O’Brien ), a young man who just proposed to the love of his life when tragedy strikes and a violent terrorist attack guns her down along with several other innocents. Vowing revenge, Mitch hunts down the terrorists responsible and comes into contact with CIA deputy director Irene Kennedy ( Sanaa Lathan ). She thinks his vendetta can be put to good use and entrusts his training to Cold War veteran, Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). Together, they will investigate a series of plutonium thefts headlined […]

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