Everyone has at least one film they like that everyone else seems to hate. Maybe they didn't get it. Maybe…
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.
I'm not a gamer so I have no idea how this stacks up against the video-game it's based on. It is however nowhere near as bad as I thought it might be considering the horrendous reviews I'd read for it. Action aplenty, a super hot femme-fatale and a protagonist with an incredibly shiny head, what's not to like? Apart from a truly dreadful script and some awful acting, this is a lot of fun.
Action films usually fall down when trying to be more than just popcorn entertainment. This one never flatters to deceive us though, this is a full on action film with a plot as confusing as why Hitman 47 doesn't give Olga Kurylenko one just for the…
Gamers these days have it easy. No matter what system you play your game on something will count your achievements and should you run into any hard boss or problem, it literally takes 5 minutes to find a solution on Youtube. In my personal gaming biography the only time I would have called myself a hardcore gamer was in my twenties when I played the Hitman franchise on my trusty Playstation 2. I still take great pride that I repeated every single mission again and again until I had reached the "Silent Assassin" ranking on every single one. With the terrible Playstation 2 controls that is as hardcore as you can get. Naturally I was first in line when the…
I love Xavier Gens and Timothy Olyphant (oily elephant) and my favourite hack Skip Woods wrote this so it should be an instant classic.
Hitman is like Mario except he's a bald guy with a barcode tattooed on his head and he kills people. He's number 47 because at the beginning there sure are a lot of bald kids with tattoos and guns.
Olyphant looks so weird without hair, too used to Justified. It's all secret murder organisations and throat bombs and shit. Olga Kurylenko is the girl with the shitty dragon tattoo and "my first goth" outfit.
Olyphant crashes through a window in a hotel to find some kids playing one of the Hitman games, haha they did a…
Even though it has some decent action I was pretty bored with it. Even Timothy Olyphant looked bored.
This film is pure entertainment only! No great storyline, direction, or acting but it is highly entertaining. Agent 47 is cold and emotionless compared to 007 and the biggest difference is he doesnt go around fooling around with the girls. He just goes straight to business. Kill, kill, kill.
The oddest thing about Hitman is that it's enjoyable even though most of it doesn't work.
Here are moments of highly implausible action and completely inappropriate dialogue, both going to such extremes that watching the actors try to make something out of it becomes... fascinating.
A bald, tattooed assassin known only as Agent 47 (or in this case, Babyface. Come on, you can't look at Timothy Olyphant without wanting to pinch those cheeks. So cute!), is hired to kill Russian president Mikhail Belicoff, only to discover that he's been betrayed. Now the target of British and Russian Secret Police, Babyface treks across Europe on a quest for answers.
With him is Nika Boronina, a Russian prostitute who was forced into…
Hit-man is an action film that really doesn't make much sense, I can't really think of much to say more than the plot is incoherent and really makes no sense by the end. The thing is at the start you feel maybe the plot will be pretty epic and quite an exciting adventure, but It just isn't and it ends feeling overdone and weirdly stupid. I felt it to be a second-rate movie and here below is why so.
The acting is the main reason I disliked this movie, they give it a go but it feels like the entire cast is just poor. Timothy Olyphant our nameless assassin who goes by Agent 47 is poor, Olyphant is really awkward…
Not as entertaining as the new one looks to be. Quite a few plot holes that couldn't be ignored. The cast was good though.
A mixed bag of a video game adaptation that has three decent action scenes and far too much cliché-filled convoluted plot for its own good...
Full review located at:
Two stars. Watchable but not a pass. The word that came to mind at closing credits was pointless. No real reveal with the bad guy, no real depth into the Hitman world, not real reason they were after him and no real anything. Just a video game idea with a video game plot.
Zu viel Geballer. Zu viele Klischees. Ausreichend Fanservice. Nette eineinhalb Stunden.
FAVOURITE FILM AS OF RIGHT NOW!
This movie is based on a video game that, to many people, had a ground breaking, engrossing, story. Not just in the myriad details, but in the way that they were revealed to you in the sequence of the game.
i have never played the video game so i didn't have that crutch to start with. this is definitely one of the better action movies i have seen and it is very gory and violent...but very well done. the story line was semi-lucid and that is all you need in a good action movie. the special effects were top-notch and actually everything was good or excellent except for the semi-lucid story.
Video Game Adaptations Month: Part 3
Hitman is a movie I'm rather conflicted about. I originally picked Hitman as one of the four video game adaptations to spotlight because I do have a few friends who thoroughly enjoyed the film, so I was intrigued. Would I finally get the one shining diamond in the heap of shit? Well... Not really.
Hitman, I will admit, does have a couple strong suits to it. I thought the opening, showing the back story of Agent 47 in silence as a beautiful cover of Ava Maria plays in the background was an excellent way to start the film off. It tells the story perfectly without bogging it down and allows us to get to…
Disclaimer: I haven't played the Hitman video game, so that may colour my opinion of the film slightly. But I found it to be really tedious and a massive chore to sit all the way through. It's a typical double-crossed anti-hero gets revenge on the man who set him up style plot, but it moves so incredibly slowly. I was expecting an action thriller with a bit more zip to it; maybe more a Luc Besson-esque movie, or something more European with a quicker pace. However, it bore more resemblance to a sequence of barely linked cut scenes from a video game.
There was one bit in the film that I did really like and made me wish the whole…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…