Opinion

Assassination Nation (2018) is bold, bloody, and all wrapped up in a Mean Girls-esque package (Review)

By Riley “Thursday” Cummins

“I will warn you though, it gets pretty graphic…”

*Just a few trigger warnings

Violence

Sexism

Fragile Male Egos

Giant Frogs

Toxic Masculinity

Guns

Language

Abuse

Racism

Homophobia

Transphobia

Blood

Just to name a few…

The film Assassination Nation opens up with text like this. Personally, I found this to be quite a powerful opening scene. As the text is rolling by (In the red white and blue color) they show us clips from the movie. Important clips. Some are spoilers to what’s going to happen in the film and I found that to be a really bold choice. A couple even walked out of the theatre after this played (which my dad and I found pretty funny).

Going into this film, I had no idea what to expect. From what the trailer did give me, I assumed it was going to be a comedy with some very, very dark moments. I was sort of right. Mostly wrong.

If you’re looking for a funny laugh out loud comedy, this is not the movie for you. A lot of the moments where I was laughing, it was nervous laughter. Like some moments felt way too real and not that funny in the long run. Which could be good or bad depending on what you went in expecting.

Quoting a review of this film, the author said Assassination Nation was “Gratuitous, Gory and covered in Glitter.” And I have to say, I agree. It was quite violent and gory, but it also had some sort of a Mean Girls vibe. It was all wrapped up in this pretty package that was full of blood, gore, a few severed limbs here and there, and a whole lot of political statements on the inside.

Long review short, I loved Assassination Nation. It started a “literal war on the patriarchy” and was “Bold, Beautiful, and Daring.” Go. See. This. Movie! Unless you’re under the age of 17, my parents were just cool enough to go with me and let me see it. Maybe not though it was pretty violent. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Still an amazing movie though.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Stars!

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