Assassination Nation

I really didn’t know what to expect from this, except something crazy. Even as I watched it, I had no idea where it was gonna go. The crazy didn’t really kick in til the third act, but that didn’t make the ride any less wild.

In a modern reinterpretation of the Salem witch trials, four glamorous gals rule the high school, led by the lusty Lillian. But when half of the town’s cell phones are hacked, contents posted online, dirty secrets are aired and everything is turned upside down.

This film crosses between so many genres, it’s impossible to keep up. Teen comedy, horror, thriller, the list goes on. It was stylish and funny and oh so very topical. It’s absolutely a movie for our times, as it explored so many themes that are incredibly relevant today, all with a wink and some blood.

I absolutely loved Lillian and her besty Bex (mega points for a transgender actress and a transgender character who owns her identity). However, my biggest gripe is that the other two girls weren’t as fleshed out. I wanted them to have empowering backstories too, instead of just fading into the background in their red coats.

This movie isn’t gonna work for everybody. It’s weird, and it’s loud, and it’s unapologetic. Fortunately, that’s a formula that definitely works for me!

Assassination Nation – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n

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