Many thanks to 20th Century Fox For This Great Movie. (by jolono)
American-German action film directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Skip Woods who also wrote the original Hit-man film and Michael Finch. It is based on the Hit-man video game series, developed by IO Interactive, and its main character, a mysterious assassin known only as Agent 47. The film stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelababy.The plot of the movie focuses about an assassin who teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. Together, they aim to take down the leader of Syndicate <more>
International, a terrorist group based in Singapore.Believe me from start to finish this movie was Absolutely Breathtaking.Finally,I gotta thank 20th Century Fox For This Great And Must See Movie.
Much much better than I expected (by charlie_the_cat_pooka)
I'll be honest, I didn't go into this movie expecting much. I'm not a big fan of the Hit-man franchise because I've always been a story-orientated player and the idea of playing a seemingly static character like 47 never appealed to me. Since seeing this movie, I've done some research and found out my initial opinion of the franchise was wrong and I should probably give the games a chance.Rupert Friend does an excellent job as Agent 47, capturing a man who is stoic and seemingly emotionless but also a liar. One of the cool elements of the movie is you can never tell if 47 <more>
is genuinely opening up to Katia Hannah Price about his feelings or whether he's just trying to manipulate her. Given he's contrasted, directly, against John Smith Zachary Quinto who does the exact same thing, it leaves the viewer with an interesting conundrum as to whether anything they're seeing from them is true. This is a cunning and cerebral 47 who knows exactly what he needs to do in order to get his target.The action scenes are, of course, the only reason anyone should go see this movie and they don't disappoint. They're silly, awesome, fun, and bloody. Agent 47 can do the John Woo guns akimbo thing with the best of them but he's also capable of taking down people with piano wire or shoving them into plane engines. None of them make a damn bit of sense in the real world but, honestly, who cares? This isn't the real world. This is the world where the Syndicate and ICA are dueling over a cloning project's future despite having cyborg super-soldiers at their beck and call.I'm not a believer that big, dumb action movies are automatically forgiven for being dumb. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big, intelligent action movie for instance. However, I do think Hit-man is a big, silly action movie, which is something else entirely. It also benefits from a re-watch, yes I saw it twice, because 47's motivations are consistent throughout the movie but hidden from the viewer. I would very much be willing to watch another installment of this franchise with the same cast and hope it does well at the box office.
Agent 47 is one bad dude! Even though I had not seen most of the actors before, I thoroughly enjoyed the fast moving action, special effects and graphics. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The story line was suspenseful and the acting was better than most in this genre. The stunts in this film were among the best I've ever seen. The filming and clarity of the audio was also excellent. I sure hope there will be some sequels, I want more. And I really think that Zachary Quinto may have found a new calling, I totally hope to see more action films in his future. In fact, maybe a <more>
James Bond role? All in all, IMHO, this is a must see if you are a die hard action film buff.I can only imagine that some of the bad reviews are due to the movie not resembling a video game or the series, which I have seen neither. My opinion is based solely on the merits of the movie itself.
Judge for Yourself. I did and I loved it. (by tbme)
I'm not a video game fan and although I saw the first movie loved it I don't allow myself to be jaded or to drudge up preconceived notions about what a movie should or shouldn't be based on something else. Whether it's concept was based on a book, video game or another movie I try to watch it based on its own merits.I just saw this movie today and thoroughly enjoyed it. I checked the reviews and was stunned at so many negative reviews that I had to come online and give my own two cents. I for one prefer not to have things explained to me at the beginning of a movie. The plot <more>
and subplots worked well and things were revealed as the movie played out. Sure there was a plot twist at the end, but with action movies that's to be expected. I for one would like to see a second installment and the door is open for that, but if it's the last movie, I don't feel cheated. The writing was well done for this genre, could it have been better, yes, but basically it was about the special effects, combat and car chase scenes which were quite stunning. I won't give too much away, but this is a distinctive movie, not repetitive or replicative of the first movie or the video games. It stands on its own. It's fun to watch, filled with action, and a decent plot. It made for an entertaining afternoon. Do not listen to the critics, judge it for yourself, you might just like it.Bottom line is, go see this movie with fresh eyes. Shed off any preconceived notions of what you think this movie should be and leave them at the door, sit back and enjoy.
i think it was a really good movie.good story - good action Scenesand i think everything was good , & you can expect to see a good action movie. if you watched transporter series or previous hit-man movie, you'll like this one too to tell the truth i didn't get it why this movie is rated by a low number but it worth to watch. as you know in all movies you can see the commercial for everything such as 007 for his car , batman or in this days arrow or flash for electronic devices, i think its not bad at all to see this kind of commercials and agent 47 is not beyond this topic. i <more>
suggest to everyone when you gonna watch a movie the first thing is don't expect anything... just watch it and enjoy.
It's exactly what it was meant to be! (by garrett_metzler-238-43847)
I'm going to keep this review light.If you grew up loving the 47 series, or have only recently become a fan... well then no matter what you will like this movie.It's a video game adaptation that is fantastic, the homage paid to the game is great, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed Rupert Friend as Agent 47. He was actually incredible. All the actors were great.Watch it as an action movie, or as a version of the game and you'll love every minute.I hope they make many more!
I liked it for what it was (by DarkVulcan29)
The video game based plot comes to the big screen for the second time in a reboot, the first one that came out in 2007, which was okay. I'll admit I never played the game.The plot seems nearly similar to Wanted 2008 , action scenes are pretty well done, the film is shot in a film noir like style. Rupert Friend plays Hit-man Agent 47 as basically a human terminator, he does play it well I must say. Everybody else plays there parts pretty well. There are some surprises in some corners. But the film itself is enjoyable for it's action and nothing more. In a film like this you have to <more>
suspend a little dis believe, I never take it seriously, I liked it better then the last Hit-man movie.
I was honestly not expecting much from this movie, But after watching some of the trailers and looking at the photos a couple weeks out from the release. I was getting pretty keen to see it!One thing I can say is ignore the critics and actually go see it and form your own opinion, much like the first movie starring Timothy Olyphant this movie was Awesome and replicated the tone, brutality and intensity of the games. I also have no idea what people are expecting from a movie/ movies based on video games. And in this case Hit-man. The first movie came out in 2007, so no one can say this movie <more>
was rushed considering Zachary Quinto was announced/ attached to Pre-production ages ago haha. I'm not here to argue or bitch, but is anyone actually expecting a video game movie to win an Oscar? If so why? Video games are enjoyable But don't envy the director who has to take multiple elements from a game and translate that onto screen. However in this case, the New Hit-man is Incredible in it's own right. But feel free to trend in sharing someone else's opinion and not having your own : Good life Good luck! I honesty give it an 8/10 because yes, abit more time spent on it would have been a benefit. But who actually goes to see a movie based on a video game expecting an Oscar winning movie? lol The writing - I thought was Awesome I thought everything was exactly how a Hit-man Game would be written. The acting - If neither Rupert Friend or Zachary Quinto win an Oscar I would be surprised. Notice I said actor winning an Oscar not the movie? Because the movie was Great! but it isn't perfect. Rupert Friend owned the role as 47 and Zachary Quinto killed it in his role. Is it the best video game movie? - I wouldn't go that far and I don't think anyone else would either. But it's up there in my opinion. It's in no way shape or form the worst video game movie. And it's already been released that Rupert has signed a multiple picture deal, so a sequel is at least coming. And I think it at least earned that! Conclusion - So do what you want, trend and follow an opinion and never form your own. Or go see it for yourself.
An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. ...no, really, that's it. Well, there are twists, and it doesn't do everything you think it might. But much like the IOI games, this has little plot, focusing instead on extensive backstory. And at least it isn't the overly complicated mess of the '07 film, which this handily beats in all respects, keeping a few elements from it.This has a surprising amount of character moments. Interactions and when they're alone. 47 Friend, detached from what he does feel, in control <more>
of the situation and not shy about it. He pulls off the baldness without it looking chemo and his face is "plain", not Hollywood, so he could disappear into a crowd. Or could, if he had hair , is entirely by himself. By necessity. And desire? Katia Ware, keeping her distance, owning her anxiety and using what it to comes from to her advantage may have been abandoned, and is driven to find out why, yet is a strong, independent woman. They compliment each other, rather than her being towed along. The others, I shouldn't give away. The genetic tampering allows bringing up the old determinism vs. free will debate, and the ethics of the practice itself. Is this too dumb to take those on? Otherwise, yes. And it owns it.The action is elegant, choreographed, often OTT and ridiculous. A stronger, faster and smarter human, trained from childhood to kill, creatively taking on dozens of literally faceless goons? That is exactly the direction to go with it! She has incredible memory, instincts, intuition and senses. He's in his red tie, black suit, white shirt, and uses his R93 Blaser sniper, his dual silver .45s, his knives, melee and tactics. And it is glorious. The first third of this feels like The Terminator, with our titular hero as the T800! This is stylish, slick and badass.There is a ton of bloody, violent and disturbing content, a little gore and strong language. I recommend this to anyone who wants to turn their brain off, and I mean, fully off, and enjoy themselves. Fan or not of the decade and a half old franchise? You'll grin through it either way. Doesn't matter whether you know the material, or not even like it. 8/10