The discussions between Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp
Fiction started up this genre, with assassins that speak a lot about
their feelings or thoughts. Those dialogues taken separately are better
than most movies in this niche in their entirety and, unfortunately,
Assassin's Tale falls into the same category.
The problem is that killers talking about themselves is just cutting corners on some real film making, where one would construct a story to develop the characters. Instead we are regaled with verbal diarrhea that means nothing and reveals nothing and just takes up from the viewer's time.
In this particular group of films, this one is not actually that bad. The beginning, at least, starts up very smartly, with lines that just feel original and surprising. I kept imagining what the characters would say and they would do something really different, but also real feeling. It didn't last though, as a big part of the movie was hijacked by the usual tough guy underworld and psychopathic wise guys and that sort of crap that completely balanced out the good starting bits.
And then there was the end, fragmented, pointless, unrealistic and lame. The point of a low budget movie is to show a good idea or the effort one puts into the script or acting, not to rehash an already obsolete recipe.
While I am sure the film makers meant well, I am sorry, but I cannot recommend this movie for any reason.
Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
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August 22, 2015 at 08:12 PM