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…
What are you going to do?
What I do.
Video game movie adaptations have an incredibly bad rep, and with very good reason. Taking a video game's environments and characters and giving them new faces and voices with a set story somehow just doesn't fit in as well as it seems it should. Now, I enjoy Tomb Raider for what it is: good, mindless fun, but nothing memorable. Hitman had a lot wrong with it, but there were also some redeeming qualities that let me enjoy it.
"How does a good man kill?" mused Timothy Olyphant as he held a supposed target at gunpoint. Indeed, how does an assassin, who is supposed to have no conscience of his own, kill…
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.
What I do.
- Agent 47
Disposable, forgettable, trashy and devoid of much charm outside of a few C+ action sequences and an almost working chemistry between its leads, the film adaptation of the famous video game Hitman follows Agent 47, the title hitman (decently portrayed by Timothy Olyphant) as he attempts to discover why he's targeted for termination by his own agency in an a convoluted and completely needless plot about a politician's doubles, a prostitute with a heart of gold, a Russian arms dealer and an Interpol agent obsessed with catching him.
And if that description sounds derivative of the famous game (especially considering it makes Agent 47 a hero), that's because it is. As an excuse to…
In this era of film, where all properties, like comics, toys and even board games, are desperately being given the theatrical treatment, gaming is no different. With constantly changing technology, games in the modern era are more advanced than ever, and some are even borderline movies themselves.
However, the gaming industry and Hollywood has had a very rough relationship over the past couple decades, all stemming with the rotten mushroom that was the Mario Bros. movies. It seems that transitioning a game to a movie is more difficult than some might have though... there has been some valiant attempts, but the majority of them have been both financially and critically, failures.
This brings me to the movie in question, Hitman.…
Agent 47 as a sort of good guy, nah.
Not half as bad as its reputation might have you believe. There are some strong set pieces here and good use of location. Olyphant looks the part and brings some humanity to what could have been a bland, cold role. Worth a revisit.
an extra half star for topless olga. she s such an attractive woman :)
Esta película trató de ser muchas cosas. Trató de ser un buen filme de acción. Trató de ser una buena adaptación del video juego. Trató de tener una historia interesante. Trató de desarrollar personajes complejos. Trató de tener momentos en que el público conectara con dichos personajes. Trató, trató y trató, pero del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho. Sin embargo, a pesar de lo negativa que será el resto de la reseña, tengo que escribir que la historia de este filme no funcionó porque estaba en el medio equivocado. Desde la historia hasta la edición de las transiciones de escenas (que deteste cada vez que se iban a blanco) me dan a entender que el medio perfecto para Hitman…
Es mucho mejor jugar a uno de los tantos videojuegos de la saga que perder hora y media viendo esta pelicula. ¡Olga, que han hecho contigo!
This film is so repulsive in its treatment of Olga Kurylenko's character, who exists to either be stripped naked and violently beaten, or to become sexually aggressive, that it overshadows the fact that Hitman is a cheap, incoherent mess. Timothy Olyphant brings nothing to his role as cold assassin Agent 47, pure turpitude who the filmmakers deign to make human through his kindness to the woman battered by the arcade game milieu she is trapped inside. They fail miserably, but succeed at turning Hitman into one of the worst films ever made. This is as base as they come.
Fox was very committed to making Timothy Olyphant boring in 2007.
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…