Main Plot Points:
- HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence.
- His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
What We Thought:
- Hitman: Agent 47 is an unnecessary reboot of the movie starring Timothy Olyphant and a game that hasn’t been popular since the first movie.
- The new movie has some decent action scenes, but they are full of CGI and special effects. There’s lots of head shots and blood which I enjoy, but the rest of the movie is rather pointless.
- The story is told through flashbacks and action then flashbacks then more unnecessary flashbacks and it just never ends. There’s not even an ending in the film!
- No one in the cast seemed happy to be there. Sure the agents are supposed to be a bit robotic, but all the performances were way too wooden.
- That includes Zachary Quinto. I usually like him and he can be a great actor (I’ve seen him on stage in The Glass Menagerie), but why is he in this movie? Playing Spock should pay him enough where he shouldn’t have to take pay check movies like this.
- And who is this movie geared to? The video game hasn’t been that popular in a while and it’s not like the original film was a monster box office draw.
- The worst part is, it could have been good. The Agent 47/Hitman character could be really cool. This changes locations and has some cool action and car chases, but the acting is so wooden and the story nonsensical that any positive there is is just forgotten.
- Hitman: Agent 47 is a late summer dump trying to make a few bucks. If it was a straight to DVD film it might not be so bad, but a box office release? No, it’s simply not that.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Rupert Friend
- Hannah Ware
- Zachary Quinto
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- Resident Evil
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