Nice, they completely Hollywooded Rapp's origin story.
I was kinda expecting Bruce Willis or Tommy Lee Jones to play Hurley.
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My understanding was Willis was first choice but something couldn't be made to work
I like Keaton though
That's pretty much where my satisfaction with the cast ends
I always thought Irene Kennedy was a blonde woman
The actor they chose for Rapp looks more like a hipster than an all American lacrosse player turned assassin
And why the fuck did you need to change the origin?
Not off to a great start, IMO
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I'm glad to see Taylor Kitsch in something finally.
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Agreed. The casting in this is almost as bad as the casting in Reacher.
The lead looks like the guy in the friend zone who women cry on his shoulder after a lacrosse player dumps them.
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A whole lot of bizarre casting choices - but I've been such a big fan of the books, that I'd give the movie a chance to see if it works.
Same here. I'll watch with low expectations to reduce the disappointment.
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I don't mind the casting of Rapp. Looks like the kind of guy that could evolve. Certainly not what I pictured when I read the books but my vision of him is . kdifferent from everyone else's here.
Irene is not even close to what I picutered or anyone else I know. I pictured a mild mannered looking brunette.
Keaton will do OK as Hurley I think though I always pictured someone like Ed Harris.
The setup change, removing the Lockerbie bombing was surpising, but I suppose for the movie series they wanted to have a current terror attack.
Overall, I'm excited.
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I'll see it opening night since I can now reserve seats at my local theater. I have my concerns but will give it the benefit of the doubt.
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I really want this to be good. I'm afraid to get my hopes up, though.
Good point. I'm sure many people have never heard of Lockerbie or Pan Am Airlines.
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That was also a quarter century ago. Doing a period piece can be an unneeded complication.
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Currently showing on Netflix, I missed this when it first came around. I'm going to watch it to the end because I'm nursing a cold, but I had a couple of WTF? momements early on, and they're still occurring!
First of all, the guy playing Mitch Rapp isn't at all like what I'd envision. Dylan O'Brien, who plays Rapp is roughly the same age as Rapp when he was recruited, so I'll give him a pass on that, but shirtless on the beach, he hardly looks the part.
Then, there's the awful gun handling. Save for the bozo act of crossing the firing line to the anger and astonishment of others at a shooting range, the gunplay is strictly Hollyweird.
Supposedly, American Assassin was to be the first in a series of Mitch Rapp movies. It must not have inspired the studios, as there's not been a sequel, as far as I know.
Bruce Willis, whose career has been circling the drain lately, did not appear in this movie, although the role played by Michael Keaton was supposedly his. In my opinion, that's one good career move this time, Mr. Willis.
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When I heard Keaton was going to play Hurley I thought "WTF??", mainly because I had a hard time getting past some crap he's done in the past like Beetlejuice. But then it took me a LONG time to forgive Tom Hanks for Bosom Buddies, and he turned out all right. But I finally got a chance to watch it over the weekend. I agree the guy they cast as Rapp didn't really do it for me (one thing the books always talk about is how Rapp is darker skinned so he blends in with Middle Eastern populations), but otherwise it was OK. And Keaton actually came off pretty well as Hurley.
Huh. I always pictured her as black. Sort of Condy-ish.
According to the book, Irene is black. I read all the Flynn era book and love all of them. The Mills one, not so much. I can read/feel the difference in style. I can't watch the movie the second time, even for free.
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Being from MN, Vince was on local radio often. He was so tied in, but still so down to earth; I wanted to like Mills’ books so bad.
But nope...it’s just not the Mitch Rapp I fell in love with.
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Good lord what a piece of hot garbage. I’ve read all of the Rapp books, starting with American Assassin. The movie was quite the departure.
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