American Assassin is the latest blockbuster to hit the South African circuit. Based on the New York Times Best Seller of the same name by Vince Flynn, American Assassin follows the rise of a new CIA black ops recruit named Mitch Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien. He is trained by season war veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) and is enlisted to investigate a series of appearingly random terrorist attacks. This leads the pair to a joint mission with a Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative, played by Taylor Kitsch, who is bent on destruction.
American Assassin is set to appeal to both young and old – you just can’t go wrong with the combination of action movie maverick Michael Keaton and hot up-and-comer Dylan O’Brien. It’s also great to see women in strong leading roles usually reserved for men – Sanaa Lathan is tough and compelling as CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy and creates an exciting dynamic between Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien. Shiva Negar kicks ass as a lethal Turkish agent. The fast pace and breathtaking action sequences will keep you enthralled and at the edge of your seat.
All in all, American Assassin is the perfect choice for a good, fun night out with your loved one. If you’re looking for the perfect popcorn-grabbing action flick that’ll have you squeezing your partner’s hand in suspense, this one is for you!