The Assignment 2016 film review | Book Addicts

The Assignment (film)

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The Assignment is a 2016 movie about a hit man who wakes up with an unwanted sex change.

4 out of 10 stars.  I’m a huge Sigourney Weaver fan, but she often picks eclectic roles.  This is one of them.

This film stars Michelle Rodriguez as Frank Kitchen, a hit man who wakes up from being kidnapped as a woman.  Dr. Rachel Jane explains to him through a series of tape recordings that he killed her brother Sebastian, a drug addict, and this is his punishment.  But she also gives Frank the tools and medications he needs to survive.  She even appoints a nurse to follow and watch him to make sure he’s okay.  Of course, how can you possibly be okay when someone takes something so precious away from you?

Frank traces back all of his contacts and the events that occurred before his kidnapping and begins killing off the people involved, one by one.  Honest John Baconian, a local San Francisco thug, brought the doctor homeless people to experiment on after she lost her medical license, so the doctor is somewhat of a Dr. Mengele and certainly not the victim here.  John is the one who kidnapped Frank because Frank killed one of his relatives too, a cousin.

4 out of 10 stars.  The story is filmed somewhat like a comic which I absolutely hated.  I toughed it out only to have a very unsatisfying ending.

 

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