Jeff Wadlow

True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

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True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Starring:

Kevin James

Kim Coates

Maurice Compte

Plot:

After a publisher changes a writer’s debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.

Review:

I hadn’t heard anything about this movie, at least nothing that I could remember, until it showed up on my Netflix homepage. The blurb and the trailer were enough to get me to watch even though I’m not the biggest Kevin James fan. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up enjoying this.

The plot was silly but not to the point where it was ridiculous and unwatchable. There also wasn’t a ton of the stupid comedy that I associate James with so that made it even better for me.

I did find myself screaming at the screen when he met his publisher for the first time, but that was because it was all too believable and I didn’t want him to be taken advantage of.

By the end of the movie he’d changed but he hadn’t become the super assassin he’d written about, it was a believable change which I liked.

Honestly, I’d watch another movie like this in a heartbeat. It wasn’t amazing but it was fun, a nice fusion of action and comedy leaning more toward action.

4/5

Re-Watch: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Re-Watch: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Starring:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Chloe Grace Moretz

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Plot:

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Review:

I was lucky enough to be able to see this movie in theaters, but I was pregnant at the time and my hormones really messed with my perception of a lot of things. After a re-watch I believe I might like this more than I originally did.

Yes the scenes where Hit Girl is trying to figure out who she is are annoying, but then without those scenes I wouldn’t get the scene were those girls vomited and shit all over the place, and that was pretty damn funny.

It was also really violent, and while most of the time I don’t mind that, with this movie there were times I had to look away. Not sure why and I don’t feel like analyzing it at this moment to figure it out.

Overall I liked the story and the movie. I do find it funny that Jim Carey starred in this and then spoke out against gun violence. What a dick.

4/5