THE ASSIGNMENT (2016): The One Thing I Liked…

The Assignment (2016), Michelle Rodriguez
The Assignment (2016), Michelle Rodriguez

My instincts after I watched the trailer for the latest film from Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, The Assignment was correct. By which I mean, it’s not very good. In fact, this is one of those movies you should probably watch if at all, whilst doing something else. Reason being, you may find yourself in serious trouble for not respecting your own time enough.

Directed by Walter Hill, the story centres around a hitman (Rodriguez) who is turned into a hit woman (Rodriguez), without prior consent. Therefore, vengeance must follow against ‘The Doctor’ (Weaver) responsible.

I know, I know, the clue about how this film would turn out is in the trailer – but something still had me tuning in and that is the interesting plot. If only it could have been executed more effectively overall.

The Assignment (2016), Sigourney Weaver
The Assignment (2016), Sigourney Weaver

An important question at this point is probably whether The Assignment is one of those movies that’s so bad it’s good? No is my answer to that. With most bad films that I find myself able to sit through until the end, there’s usually some semblance of good within. In this case that would be Sigourney Weaver’s character, ‘The Doctor.’ As dodgy as most of the dialogue is, she had a few lines that amused me. One of them being:

‘I’ve never concerned myself with my partner’s pleasure.’

With that line, what she means is exactly what you think she means. 🙂

The Assignment, steer clear if you can.

Happy Film Loving


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