The Aggression Scale (2012), US
They obviously meant well. Really. But, despite all the good intentions, the script is plain silly. This teenage kid with a “mysterious” mental health record and a supposedly subversive violent streak in his personality (he reads comics if you must know) goes MacGyver (or A Team if you don’t get the reference) when provoked by a team of four (!) full grown, partially tattooed, nighttime sunglasses wearing, all round bad ass professional hit men. Seriously. I thought these kinds of plots got outdated back in the early 90s.
Casting is, as with the rest of this film, pretty lame. The baddies are nondescript. The goodies not much better - Dana Ashbrook, playing the dad, reminded me of Ty Burrell, who plays the dad in Modern Family, but not as funny. The daughter, played by Fabian Therese, was so OTT, I kept reaching for my earplugs every time she was on screen as she could not stop screaming. The wife, spends so little time on screen, it’s not worth mentioning her.