American Assassin 
Director: Michael Cuesta
Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins and Taylor Kitsch
Review: Its a shame that these types of movies are just becoming increasingly generic, predictable and cliche. American Assassin is another adaption of a popular book series but these types of movies I feel are going to fade away. These adaptions are so uninspired and uncreative, they're basically formulaic. Dylan O'Brien stars as Mitch Rapp, moments after a proposal to his long time girlfriend, she is shot dead when terrorists storm the beach they're at. This was a very compelling opening emotionally and visually as American Assassin doesn't hold back with strong themes. Michael Keaton plays Rapp's mentor, an aged and experience secret service agent, tasked with training Rapp. I actually really got into the actors chemistry and characters dynamics. They felt believable, as does this movie for the most part. Taylor Kitsch plays the villain here and it's clear he's nor made to be a villain. Kitsch us usually the hero and he should remain so after this uninteresting performance. All the rest of the performances are also rather stock standard and not worth noting individually. The plot is where this film suffered the most. At times it would feel fresh cut then it quickly revert back to cliche formalities. And back and forth like that throughout. The whole film is rather predictable nor that engaging or exciting. American Assassin is the perfect example of a simply generic movie, nothing overly good or bad, just forgettable. The movie also includes some decently choreographed action scenes but the gaps between them were too far between. The final action scene in the sea I actually really enjoyed but at this point I'd accepted the films cliche quality. The movie also felt very long for a film under two hours, courtesy of its slow pace in the second act. Overall you can still have a fun enough time with American Assassin, but it's not a film worth remembering or seeking out.