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High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a world of selfies, emojis, snaps and sexts. But when their town of Salem is besieged by a massive data hack, resulting in half the citizens' private info spewed into the public view, the community descends into anarchy. Lily is targeted after being falsely blamed for the hack—and bands together with her friends to survive a long, blood-soaked night.
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The film takes itself way too seriously to have fun with and plays too loose with the rules of the world to take seriously. It tries way too hard to be edgy and subversive to the point that it gives a "trigger warning" at the beginning to prove how outrageous it is. It might've been at least interesting to see a filmmaker's not fully formed ideas fall out on screen but it ends with a cringey scene of self importance that it makes it too embarrassing.
The best description of the film is "wokesploitation". Just like most exploitation films, they're cheap, low quality, and have very little to actually offer.
Literately Out Rage Us !!! Let that
pun sink in,... you that have seen the
film,... will get it !!! The I-Gen version of
SCREAM, where technology is the ghoul !!!
Went into the film blank,... was totally blown away
with how the films relevant depth played out as art !!!
Fast paced, with plenty of disturbing moments,... thrills &
action, to satisfy your high-school action-horror addictions !!!
Loved the film up until the last 30 minutes,... deduct 2 stars for
rushed silly ending,... Add one star for the stone-cold baton-girl and the
( smells like teen spirit ) closing credit scene,... to make a solid FUN 4 STAR FILM !!!
at $4.99 this was a PERFECT PURCHASE, for your modern-day teen-screams collections !!!
Nation uses the familiar “hot girl” clique flick formula (cue the alt pop song of the moment as 4 sexpot teenagers swagger lockstep in slow-motion, turning heads in an untouchable parade down the school hallways). The familiar formula takes place in their hometown Salem, which houses all the current issues teenagers are struggling with today as they fight against the antagonist grownups and their obsolete rules.
No spoilers— secrets and lies are exposed and exploited during an extensive hack that begins to take down large sections of the residents at a time. At first, events play out much as they do in real life, haters hate, trolls troll, and the righteously indignant assemble to picket and shout their mob mentality. Chaos and insanity ensue, and the town descends into violent anarchy.
There is a distracting overstated style to this film that doesn’t quite capture the bot ridden content sharing communication du jour it is attempting to depict. Not quite. Also, the film tries to make a poignant statement about the audiences of all media being mechanically overexposed to gratuitous tantalizing taboos, but it does so by mechanically overexposing the film’s audience to gratuitous tantalizing taboos. We are too smart to need s*** spelled out for us. Like, naming the town Salem? Really? Am I supposed to be typing this review like, “…and the town was called SALEM! You know, like the witch hunt place! Mind blown guys!!!!” No.
To be fair, I liked it. it's a fun and twisty ride of horror and delight. And, it does make some interesting statements on censorship, identity, and depersonalization. As Lily unabashedly explains to her school principal, kids today spend most of their time emulating the shopped, clipped, and staged drama of a sexualized and cruel digital unreality— all the while in a spotlight of their own, often twisted and exploited by a faceless audience rising at an exponential rate. IN SALEM, DUDE!!!
No one that was watching this movie liked it, male or female. It was so bad we turned it off and decided to play cards instead. This is not even a B movie, more like a D. I rented this due to the number of 4 star reviews, big mistake.
Anything that pokes at societal views today and how we shouldn't be so surprised that people react this way still has my vote!
The adult hacks are seen as easy prey and the likely candidates for the town to turn against without any explanation or sympathy, just words of judgement and fear that the person they thought they knew turned out not to share every detail of their lives with the general public!
It shows how a lot of teenagers today will put their entire "lives" online with the mentality that no one will bother with them yet they secretly hope they do. Then, when all eyes are on them, it's a different story.
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Desde mi perspectiva, esta película llevo de una manera interesante estos temas, que forman parte de nuestra vida cotidiana actual. Obviamente la película lleva a los extremos algunas consecuencias que se van generando a lo largo de la historia. Aunque se ha visto tanta violencia cometida por cualquier tontería que podrías pensar que no está tan alejado de la realidad.
Recomiendo la película por el tema que maneja, el soundtrack y la analogía que hacen con la historia de las brujas de Salem.
Creo que mas haya de la violencia que presenta la película, al estilo de la Purga, el tema se maneja muy bien y te puede dejar reflexionando sobre lo que realmente está pasando en la vida real con las redes sociales, en especial cuando son usadas en tu contra.
the pervasive language to the movie is enough to turn anyone away. that is a given.
an then to compound it with more violence, to the extreme. doesn't seem to take itself serious enough.
but one thing is certain for this movie is, it sure don’t stray far from the truth. in some aspects of life.
like snap chat, selfies, sexts, emojis, the stuff that seem to make the world move faster than it can handle.
it is a serious social movie, but way over the top. but the theater quality sound is impeccable.
Assassination Nation is High on itself.
Runtime 107 Min.
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master.
Mich hat der Film positiv überrascht.
Anshen und sich selbst ein Bild machen ist meine Empfehlung.