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Michael Keaton is one of my favorite actors if you don't count Birdman .
 
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Michael Keaton is one of my favorite actors if you don't count Birdman .
Are you including Spiderman Homecoming, where he played "Mecha-Birdman"? Razz
 
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The main preview just irks me every time I see it. In the last scene shown he taps and racks himself into slide lock but continues forward like his gun is loaded. Yeah its a nit-pick but if you're gonna highlight that stuff, get it right.
 
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Just started re-reading "American Assassin" last night.

Irene Kennedy has auburn hair. From chapter 2; "She looked up at the man on the porch and brushed a loose strand of her auburn hair behind her ear. Stopping at the base of the porch steps she said, “Uncle Stan, you don’t look too excited to see me.”

I don't think I'll be too excited to see this movie....I like the book though!


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But the book is good? Sounds like an interesting read.
 
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The main preview just irks me every time I see it. In the last scene shown he taps and racks himself into slide lock but continues forward like his gun is loaded. Yeah its a nit-pick but if you're gonna highlight that stuff, get it right.


I'm with Para - Hollywood can't get American or Assassin right - and the poor gun-handling skills in this movie (by supposed professionals) is just continued verification of that fact. It's not hard to get it right and, in my opinion, proper and accurate weapon-handling would be a positive attribute.




 
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This reviewer HATED American Assassin for all the reasons I want to love it. Gives me hope!

American Assassin Is Aggressively, Flagrantly Not a Movie We Need Right Now


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Saw it last night...I'm unimpressed. I'm a huge fan of Flynn, and I'm disappointed that they didn't stick with the plot of the book, even remotely.
 
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Michael Keaton is one of my favorite actors if you don't count Birdman .


You didn't like him in Birdman? Really?

I thought he was great in that. Ah well...


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Birdman and Keaton were fantastic, as far as I'm concerned.

The film is rather polarizing, though, very few middle ground opinions.
 
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Saw it last night...I'm unimpressed. I'm a huge fan of Flynn, and I'm disappointed that they didn't stick with the plot of the book, even remotely.


Just started reading the book. And I simply hate it when Hollyweird tries to "improve" on a good read. Absolutely no hurry to see this flick now.



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It depends on why the script is changed


I don't have any issue with the "modernizing" it by changing the terrorist incident that "creates" Mitch Rapp from the Lockerbie bombing

The book American assassin is told as a flashback from the current title continuity of books

If, in the movie, they want to use it as a jump off point for a contemporary account, i don't have an issue with it

That's changing the story for a good reason


A similar thing is the Amazon TV show Bosch based on Nichael Connelly's books about that character. In that series, Harry Bosch is a Vietnam vet/former tunnel rat...he's in his mid 70s now in the books


In the tv show they make the character a special forces veteran from the war on terror. It is allows for a contemporary, more relevant character even though I love the books and the character contained therein

If this movie makes those kind of changes for those reasons I will be fine


But, something tells me, they go a lot further than that
 
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I was a little disappointed, could have been better. Seemed low budget, lighting and camera work seemed off or something.
 
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Just caught the matinee and I'm shocked that it was as bad as it was. Rapp and Irene were terribly miscast. Been a while since I read the book, but I'm pretty sure that this cheesy plot had very little in common with it. I wasn't expecting to be blown away but I was hoping it might be as good as the first Bourne movie. It wasn't. Very disappointing...especially after hoping for so many years that Rapp would be brought to the big scree.

One positive is that there was no America-bashing or lefty politics.
 
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