The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.
This was awful from start to finish and really hard to follow.
Literally one of the worst films I have ever seen. If there was a bad movie algorithm, taking into account potential, star power, budget, concept and overall worth, this film would be unequivocally calculated to be one of the most bland and dull shit-stains to have ever been sharted onto celluloid.
Not terrible, just insipidly vapid.
Hitman is a contender for the worst film I've ever seen, at this moment battling with Chernobyl Diaries. This film has nothing whatsoever to do with the game series aside from the fact that the main character is bald and has a barcode tattoo on his head. Yeah. The thing that defined the Hitman games and made them interesting (peaking at Blood Money, the third game) was that Agent 47 pulled off assassinations so perfectly that the victims were thought to having died in accidents. He excelled in this so much he was thought to be an urban legend. He was a subtle character and the repercussions of his absurd life in which he did nothing but end others' lives…
The number one example of how to completely fuck up a video game to film adaptation.
Sometimes it just shouldn't be done.
Not as horribly awful as some have described, but just the most generic and average film it possibly could have been. Takes the general theme of the game series but changes all the details to make it basically unrecognisable from its source.
I wonder if we'll ever get a decent video game film? I think the first Silent Hill is the closest so far, and that's saying something.
Perhaps one of the better video game adaptations I've seen. Timothy Olyphant pulls off a convincing performance, even if A) he isn't David Bateson and B) his mouth moves independent of his voice as if he's in a dubbed martial arts movie.
The Letterboxd poster for this SUCKS.
Neither the source material nor its cold reception inspired much confidence, but I enjoyed this thriller far more than I expected. I really like supporting stars Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko so that helped, but even aside from that it was simply a fun ol' shooty shooty bang bang.
Other than a reasonably clear visual style, this is pretty dreadful. Timothy Olyphant has too much natural charm and personality to convincingly play a robotic assassin, but he keeps trying, and ends up failing at being a scary robot or a charming action hero. The plot consists mostly of exposition that manages to confuse more than explain and Olga Kurylenko is lost behind bad hair and makeup.
Na also, eine Videospielverfilmung kann Spaß machen. Wo die “Hitman”-Spiele immer schon eine Mischung aus knallharter Action und geschicktem schleichen waren, transportiert der “Hitman”-Film nun diese Elemente auf die Leinwand. Timothy Olyphant entspricht dabei nicht nur optisch sehr gut dem digitalen Vorbild, er schafft es auch als Actionstar zu überzeugen und verleiht dem gefühlskalten Agent 47 wenigstens ein wenig Seele.
“Hitman” schafft es dabei aber nicht nur Kennern der Videospiele einen unterhaltsamen Filmabend zu bescheren. Xavier Gens schafft es einen Film zu kreieren, der eine gesunde Mischung aus Action und ernsthafter Handlung bietet um zwar nicht einen sehr guten Film zu schaffen, aber dennoch einen immer noch guten Film.
Mit Olga Kurylenko (May Payne, Ein Quantum Trost) hat zudem eine Schlüsselperson ihren Weg in den Film gefunden, die nicht nur besonders nett anzusehen ist, sondern auch noch schauspielerisches Talent hat und Robert “T-Bag” Knepper (Species III, Transporter 3) kann man sich auch immer geben.
It's not as bad as people claim. It's not great, but as far as video game adaptations go, this is among the better ones.
As a standalone film, not held back by the bias that comes from adaptations, I think that it did its job, and was entertaining enough for what it was.
I'm sure that as a film based on the popular game series, it was a pile of crap, but you shouldn't judge a film solely on what it's based on.
Here I also bring up the point that, no matter what it is, when you go to see a film, allow yourself to try and be entertained and taken in by it. Do your best to leave your preconceptions at home.
This is a film adaptation to the popular video game I've never played. I
went in wanting something a bit more stylized and over the top like the great gun gem "Shoot 'Em Up." Or, something more stupid-awesome. Instead, and to no real surprise, I found this to be incredibly okay, and at times taking itself far too serious for a lazy Sunday afternoon, at least for me. Movies like "Hitman" are not terrible, I just don't really care about the characters or anything going on. With that said, I'm still interested in watching movies like this, and wonder how many sharp shooting assassin ghosts are really out there in the real world.
Although lacking in plot (and key elements that make some scenes inconsistent and thus mildly confusing), this movie does beef up on some action. Not as much as a well-done action movie (see: Bourne series), but a collection of scenes to keep one entertained for an hour and a half.
Traditionally, many video games, commonly known as "tie-ins", are developed simply as a cash cow to take advantage of the wish of a certain movie's audience to take part in the scenes from said movie. More often than not though, the movie in question and the subsequent video game do nothing more than disappoint.
As a keen gamer, I was interested to see whether Xavier Gens' Hitman could buck the usual trend. Things definitely sounded promising given that the movie synopsis highlights that the film is based on Eidos' best-selling video game of the same name. Given that I haven't yet played that game, I was prepared to view the movie with a fairly curious and open mind.