ABC Film Challenge – Action – Y – Sniper: Assassin’s End (2020) Movie Review

This is under Y because of the Japanese assassin Yuki.

Director: Kaare Andrews

Writer: Oliver Thompson (Screenplay) Michael Frost Beckner, Crash Leyland (Characters)

Starring: Chad Michael Collins, Sayaka Akimoto, Tom Berenger, Ryan Robbins, Lochlyn Munro, Emily Tennant

Plot: Legendary sniper Thomas Beckett and his son, Special Ops Sniper Brandon Beckett, are on the run from the CIA, Russian Mercenaries, and a Yakuza-trained assassin with sniper skills that rival both legendary sharp shooters.

Tagline – Trust only blood

Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Sniper: Assassin’s End starts when Special Ops Sniper Brandon Beckett (Collins) gets framed for a public assassination, with FBI Agent John Franklin (Munro) leading the investigation. Zero (Robbins) is leading his own investigation, knowing Brandon is innocent, which will see him dive into the bigger conspiracy going on.

Brandon searches out his legendary sniper father Thomas (Berenger) to help him stay hidden, waiting for the answers, but his own side isn’t the only ones hunting him down, with Yakuza trained assassin Yuki Mifune (Akimoto) searching for him too.

Thoughts on Sniper: Assassin’s End

ThoughtsSniper: Assassin’s End is the 8th film in the Sniper franchise (wow), the first I have seen, so any back story that might get mentioned or connections are nowhere to be seen for me. If we break down just the core story in this film, we get to see how a solider is wrongfully accused of performing an assassination, which will see him need to go on the run, while an agent friend looks for the answers. This is an entertaining action movie, one that will keep you on edge, with the tension involved in the stand-off between the three snipers. We get the memory lane discussion about whether somebody can still be as good as they once were too, which you would expect to see in the latter stages of a franchise. The performances are strong throughout, with everyone looking the part, with the only questionable part of the film being the character’s name Drake Phoenix, which clearly feels like it would have been a fake name.

Final Thoughts Sniper: Assassin’s End is a surprisingly entertaining 8th instalment in a franchise.

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