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The last decade of Bruce WillisThe actor’s career was completely recontextualized by the actor’s career-ending diagnosis of aphasia, and then ultimately dementia, but it still wasn’t enough for critics to give him a pass. Assassin.
There was a lot of controversy when the film was first released after one critic in particular went out of his way to throw the die hard the legend’s performance, which was grossly unfair considering everyone had found out the reasons he signed on for so many quick and easy VOD action thrillers.
The man just wanted to work as often as possible while doing as little as possible in order to both protect his health and continue to earn money to support his family, so singling him out for the critics naturally left a bad taste in the mouth. Unfortunately, Assassin couldn’t fly higher than 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s all bittersweet knowing this will be the last time Willis will be seen on screen in a feature film.
Regardless of its quality, the veteran B-tier output has always performed admirably on streaming, and it turned out no different with Assassin, after FlixPatrol named it a Top 10 hit on Google Play and iTunes in countless countries around the world. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a legend – especially when they can’t even retire on their own terms – but Willis has left behind a legacy and a catalog of classics that few know about. modern era can match.