The problem with Parabellum isn't its craft. If judged by the technical artistry of its action you would say its sensational. There are at least 5 truly fantastic set pieces that demonstrate the amazing talents of Keanu Reeves (Siberia, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) director Chad Stahelski and his stunt team, and editor Evan Schiff. You can see them putting their all into this movie. Yet it all starts to feel so superficial without any relatable stakes or emotional [...]
In ancient times Japanese warriors were known to commit ritual suicide or "seppuku" after acting dishonorably or losing in battle. It is fortunate for the cast and crew that Bleeding Steel was not made during such conditions.
Its message is as effective as a head shot, but thanks to Sam Levinson's direction it's no where near as messy. Assassination Nation tackles the issues plaguing our society today with a tongue-in-cheek approach and a bucket full of bullets.