Assassination Classroom (live action) Movie Review

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This is my review for the live action movie adaptation of Assassination Classroom (Japanese title: 暗殺教室 [ansatsu kyoshitsu]). There are no spoilers in this review.

The premise of Ansatsu Kyoshitsu (English translation: Assassination Classroom) is undeniably absurd: a bright yellow tentacle monster destroys half the moon and promises to do the same to Earth in a year unless a group of middle school students can assassinate him. Oh, and he becomes their teacher in order to instruct them on how to properly do the deed.

That’s it. That’s the whole story. Crazy, right? It might sound like something that wouldn’t translate to a live-action film, but it works. Surprisingly well even. At the core, Ansatsu Kyoshitsu is really the story of a ragtag group of kids who finally find confidence once someone believes in them. That someone just happens to be the bright yellow tentacle monster called Korosensei.

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