Camera-work is a little variable, with tops of heads being cut off at times and an over-reliance on hand-held cameras that makes everything look. The framing device is in 1949 and the main villain in 1933 isn't a hardened Japanese soldier, but a Korean collaborator,. Not the worst out there but not worth wasting time on either. He and his partner Younggam Oh Dal-Su are hired to take out An Ok-Yoon and her assassination team. Sound editing is also bad. A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China. That is so absurd it is almost fun.
Last filmmaking, lazy performances, but on the plus side, it makes you feel like an adequate filmmaker. He stands out like a sore thumb. Dyers last film, Vendetta, in my opinion, was a neat little revenge thriller, and after the drivel that were Run For Your Wife, and Deviation, it was such a step up, and this looked, on paper albeit, to continue in that vein. Danny Dyer, who has probably played every possible variant of a east end thug there is, walks taller and stands straighter than usual in his portrayal of a rogue hit-man. For a few brief moments, there was serious potential for this film. .
When a plot point that sends Jamie berserk happens, you know the film is struggling when you shout 'thank goodness for that', rather than gasp in shock. A few minutes later his helmet changes colour whilst riding from one shot to the next! It doesn't help that Dyer has some dire support, his girlfriend is pretty bad in this, but she is Laurence Olivier compared to her friends performance. My 15 month son could have put in a more convincing performance. In the process he meets and falls in love with a stripper who turns out to be the daughter of the man he killed. They ask Jamie to kill a business man who went back on some land deal, because, it will lose them potentially millions. The supporting actors and their characters do not have much to offer though and soon the movie slows down and becomes implausible, predictable and boring.
As a result he now has to choose whether to eliminate her when she starts investigating her estranged father's death which was staged to look like an accidental death, or to protect her from his employers, the Alberts Brothers played by Gary and Martin Kemp. I'm a big fan of Danny Dyer, but I'm sorry Danny, you were dyer. Can she make the impossible mission completed? If you watch this screenplay unfold to the bitter bitter end, you will. It's a huge misstep for Dyer, and I do like his films for their throwaway wide boy schtick, but this is bad, really bad. After he does the deed, he realises that the business man was the father of the stripper he had a bit of a fancy for the night before, proceeded to have a bit of 'cheeky cheeky' with her, and then fell in love. Then there's the scene where Mumbles shoots a man at his front door from five feet away seven times and the man simply turns and runs away? And we are led to believe that after he leaves London for, wait for it, Brighton, and work at a hook a duck stall, adds insult to an already almost incomprehensible narrative. Plus it had the Kemps in it, which is never a bad thing.
Later, the girlfriend undergoes some kind of dramatic breakdown but is more funny than heartbreaking to see. Are you feeling awkward yet? And the dialogue to accompany this unrealistic gunplay scene? Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. Overall this movie is simplistic and lacks a much better story and actors to play it out. By then numbers gangster movie script that fails to convince. The opening is the best part, and then it is all downhill from there. On the plus side, Dyer isn't the worst actor in the film. By then though you might not care.
Storyline: In 8th century China, 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is handed over to a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. Story-wise, it is a bit pathetic. There wasn't one moment in the film I thought was good, avoid wasting an hour and twenty minutes of your life and instead, go clean the kitchen, it will be much more enjoyable and rewarding when you finish. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. I don't know whether his motivation for a stone cold killer is to show literally no emotion at all during the film, but this is taking it beyond another level, he appears to be under some very heavy sedation, and if it were not for the Kemps, I would have done the cardinal sin of movie watching, I would have turned it off. And a great beginning is totally wasted. Poor acting, dialogue, script and editing all combine to make this a chore to sit through.
You'll just laugh at some of it and blink in disbelief at others. The Assassin 2015 English Subtitles In 8th century China, 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is handed over to a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. But, the Kemps are fantastic, and still have the chemistry they did in The Krays you'd expect it seeing that they are brothers , but the film is immensely watchable whenever they are on screen, which isn't for long, sadly. Now, the Krays want her dead too, so he pretends to it, hides her, and in turn, they get a bit suspicious of him. He plans out the assassination plot and gives order to An Ok-Yoon Gianna Jun.
There are many better movies out there and these would be preferable to watching this. Set in the 1930's, an assassination plot takes place. But, Eastenders happened, and Dyer could not look more bored and unattached if he tried. He wears a black helmet in one scene and then parks and walks away holding a silver one. The chemistry between the assassin and stripper is also lacking. The acting is nothing special although Dyer tries to do as well as he can given the material.