“Assassination Nation” is social commentary movie cleverly disguised as over-the-top violence and tongue-in-cheek criticism of the internet as a whole. “Assassination Nation” is full of potential triggers. Everything from violence to discrimination is on display. Its use is anything but subtle.
The premise of“Assassination Nation” is simple. It uses the backdrop of a high school in the city of Salem, Mass. as a way to be inclusive to the many issues plaguing society as a whole. The four main leads do well in their roles, but Odessa Young as Lily and Hari Nef as Bex are the standouts. Their characters go through the most harrowing and intense moments in the film.