-Story felt like it took its time
closing thoughts being I myself as a huge fan of the Hitman games having played the mall and enjoyed most of them give this movie a 2.25 out of 5 I couldn't quite bring this movie up to a average film outside of people who would love the game anyone else who sees this might see just a movie full of cliches and only one in character being Timothy Olyphant's character himself w review and I would love to hear from you guys so to bring this to a close eye the films dollar which will wish you all a deer and can't wait to talk to you guys next time about whatever movie I feel like bringing your review for good morning good afternoon good evening and goodnight.
But as a fan of the game franchise, I wasn't expecting a generic action movie. Fans of the game want to see a thriller movie.
The main goal of the game is to make every assassination look like an accident or be silent and deathly.
This movie was just gun blazing action with a predictable plot. The beginning was promising but pretty soon it was obvious this wasn't the direction of the movie.
Awful dialogue, a forced love interest and no understanding of the game character, made it feel like a generic action movie. Slapping the title 'Hitman' on the cover, doesn't make the movie special.
If you enjoy a popcorn action movie, this is a decent movie. If you're expecting an adaptation of the game character, skip this one.
Since the reboot is coming later this year, I figured I would revisit the first go at making a film adaptation of the video game series, "Hitman". First off, the movie is filmed quite well and director Xavier Gens did a great job with the action scenes in particular. The best parts of the film is watching Agent 47 do what he does best, and those parts were extremely entertaining. While Timothy Olyphant dons the bald head, suit and red tie just fine, it's the actual film, particularly the script that doesn't quite turn an enjoyable video game into an enjoyable movie. The plot of the film really has nothing to do with the video game. With the exception of the first 15 minutes, the film really felt like the tired plot of "an assassin gets double crossed by his organization and seeks revenge" featuring the character from this popular video game thrown in. Not just that, the plot holes and predictable cliches are endless with side characters (one female in particular who shouldn't be a main character) that you care nothing about. Now these problems wouldnt mean all that much if the movie didnt take itself as serious as it did, and if the movie would have actually been a non-"Hitman" movie instead of being an adaptation of the game. With the exception of the well filmed action scenes, tight pacing and a nice turned in performance from Olyphant, this movie has nothing going for it in the way of good storytelling or interesting characters. Maybe the reboot will be the one to get it right. C-
Hitman 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 in his role and never feels comfortable being who he has to portray. Dougray Scott is also poor as the Interpol agent Mike Whittier and he just feels yet again, awkward and as if he is confused where he is. The thing is the cast aren't made up of bad actors, they just don't work with the characters there given and the script is also to blame.
And on to the writing we go, it is probably the second worst if not equal worst thing alongside the acting, stale, lifeless and confusing are just a few words which spring to mind. And on to the acting again, the script makes them feel lifeless too and when the lines are delivered there either hard to follow or just too stupid to follow anyway. I think what it needs is a little more darkness in Agent 47, who seems to change from bad and good every second and never feels chilling enough with all the violence.
It has a lot of fighting action, thrills, actually not too many car chases but a lot of guns. It could be said there is too much action here and although it has it's thrills as I say it just feels overdone and almost too violent. It is a bit bloody at times and if it is possible too many people die, I mean he is an assassin yet he kills more people than an army could, seems too OTT as all.
On that point if your going to base it on a video game, please don't make it feel like I am playing it myself. Now I say this because video games are usually the most OTT you can get and with things like Hitman that rings even more true, the action seen here just feels too much like a game and the way in which the technology works and the weapons too just feel straight out another instalment of Hitman the game.
I can't say it didn't keep me interested in all fairness though, I felt like watching it and it keeps you drawn in until the end, even if the plot makes little sense. I think the one main positive is the suspense, I mean even though you know he will be going absolutely insane just to kill one person, the part before he does it is thrilling and fills you with a sense of what's next etc, until he goes in and goes yet again OTT.
So yes overall this did make me feel it was a rubbish movie, it isn't awful or terrible but is still a bad instalment of action movie. In conclusion the plot is too confusing, and the thrills and action are not good enough to properly fit in to movie greatness in this area, it isn't even a typical case of it's so bad it's good, just more a case of forget it and move on.