THE ASSIGNMENT (2017) Movie Review

THE ASSIGNMENT (2017) Movie Review

JOHN ROBERT
CHRIST IN CULTURE
MOVIE REVIEW


Imagine going to sleep as a man and waking up as a woman. Here is the ultimate walk in someone else's shoes. Of course, we have no right to change a persons gender as the doctor (Sigourney Weaver) in this film does. Still. if you allow yourself to deeply consider others ("walk in their shoes") we become better people. 

Another thing going on in this film is the idea of understanding the common humanity that both male and female share. We are all human, man or woman or whoever. To understand the full humanity of each person we meet is a profound key to enlightened and peaceful living.

The other issue going on in this film is self identity. And indeed the better you understand others, the better you will understand yourself.

Wow! Imagine all of that in an action packed film.

So God created humankind in his image,  in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
--Genesis 1:27 (NRSV)

Synopsis: Legendary director Walter Hill ("The Warriors") gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was—he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.

Release date: April 7, 2017 (limited)
Studio: Saban Films, Lionsgate
Director: Walter Hill
MPAA Rating: R (for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use)
Screenwriters: Walter Hill, Denis Hamill
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Caitlin Gerard, Sigourney Weaver
Genre: Thriller, Crime

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