Assassination Nation

USA, 2018. dir. Sam Levinson, 110 mins.

Distributor: Elevation Pictures

Dates and Venues Opens September 21. Various Cinemas

Reviewer Ed Farolan

Bullying in social media has been a hot topic for the past few years. This film, supposedly based on a true story, is another of those films when an anonymous hacker starts exposing the private data of people in the town of Salem, Oregon. We find out to our surprise at the end who the hacker is.

The twist to the story is, unlike Arthur Miller´s Crucible, the four innocent protagonists end up being "mean girls", and they become Rambo-like and Ninja copycats at the end. It´s a movie for teenagers and other viewers who like films like Rambo and Terminator.

The film can be catalogued as a mix of social satire and a blood-and-gore thriller. So if you like to entertain yourself with this type of movie, go and see it. I like satires and thrillers; that´s why I enjoyed watching this film.

© 2018 Ed Farolan