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Assassin (2023)

Assassin (2023)

What a serious mindfuck this was!

I wasn't expecting it. Was expecting it to be just another B-movie with a senile Bruce Willis... but he actually kept it together in this one. Didn't outlast his part either. And the one it's really all about: She shines.

Though who is it about, really? It's a thriller/horror/action movie about a girl who loses her man to the war - he comes home in a coma - and all she wants to do is get him back.

But apparently he's not gone at all.

He was piloting another body when it broke down. He was a drone pilot of the future - one not much unlike our own - where humans are the drones. Where humans are the pilots. Where you become someone else to infiltrate and take out someone unwilling.

It reminds me a little of that one movie with Denzel Washington. Don't recall the name. That secret military project one. Which was good too.

And it reminds me of Inception - from the first ice bath - with the strange but so very simple devices.

Minimalism's the new thing no?

It reminds me of Wim Hof too, momentarily, though of course he has nothing to do with this.

Anything ice bath-related makes me think of Wim.

Dominic Purcell (the villain) plays a good role too. Haven't seem him in ages. Glad he got to get one in with Bruce while he's still alright - always felt like Dominic deserved bigger roles than he was getting.

And the girl's great. Though who she is... what a trip.

It's a low-budget movie. It goes beyond what I expected a low budget movie to manage. I don't feel like Bruce is the perfect fit for his role - he lacks intensity these days - even if it was the best one I've seen him play in a long time. But I'm glad he did play a part after all, cause otherwise I don't think I'd ever have seen this.

Love the concept. Love the atmosphere. Love just about everything about this. It's not perfect but... it's surprisingly good. That end twist too.

Great watch all.

 rated 4.5/5: almost awesome


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