The gun battles are good, look nice and do bring back memories of 'Leon', there is also no stupid John Woo slow-mo ballet crap haha or not too much anyway. Olyphant is a very good choice for the role, he has the movements of the computer game anti-hero to a tea and looks real.
Adding a female partner of sorts kinda messes with the lone hitman premise though, but Kurylenko is very cute. Its good and a surprise to be honest. Although the tatoo on the head still confuses me, surely he would be easy to spot with that target on the back of his head haha.
The film talks about a guy who was raised without a name, only as Agent 47, a bald bloke with a barcode on the back of his head, with enough gadgets and weaponry to put James Bond to shame. He is asked to assassinate a very important Russian leader, but soon finds that the job is much more than it seemed, especially when the man he killed is still alive. This leads to a trip across the globe to try and find out who set him up and to try and get rid of the man he was asked to kill in the first place.
With some very funny moments, some cringe-worthy cliches and a lot of things blowing up, Hitman is a great action film. Having not played the video games this is based on, I can't actually tell if it is anything like the games. But, regardless, the film is definately a good action film that deserves much better reviews than it got given...
Hitman, unlike other video games such as Doom, Max Payne etc that have been made into movies Hitman is certainly one of the better movies that is adapted well into an interesting script and storyline.
Timothy Olphant is very god as the lead of a character that has little personality but portrays him very well.
It is a very enjoyable action packed movie that doesnt disappoint.
The only redeeming quality of the film is that it's not boring and has a few nice settings.
Timothy Olyphant played a perfect role as the silent Assassin, whose calm manner delivers deadly results.
The style of the character reminded me a lot of the Manga film Crying Freeman character.
Is every film now going to be adapted from either a comic-book/graphic novel or game video?? Making films this way always feels like a cop-out to me and is far more lazy than any cash-in remakes (after all, what is there left to do but to copy & paste??).
This thoroughly reduntant and ludicrous piece of crap is all shiny surface from beginning to end and is a prime example of what has gone rotten in cinema in the past ten years.