Thanks to the lovely people at Empire Movies we had been able to attend the Premiere Screening of “Hitman: Agent 47”.I really liked the 2007 Hitman starring Timothy Olyphant and could hardly imagine that somebody could be cooler than him.
Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) was grown a perfect killing machine under a Genexperiments. His current contract leads the professional killer to Berlin, where he apparently has to eliminate a young woman named Katia (Hannah Ware). This scans the files of the city archives feverishly for an about a decades ago lost man – even though she does not even know what exactly connects her to the wanted. In addition to that she has such a sharpened perception that she even realizes what is going on behind the closed doors of a city block away. As 47 is waiting his target in Berlins Alexanderplatz station, the opaque agent John Smith involves (Zachary Quinto) and rescues together with Katia into the American embassy. But although this is one of the best-guarded buildings in the city, no one there could be really feel safe from Agent 47.
Keeping in line with the stealth shooter template “Hitman: Agent 47” is a (nearly) humorless action thriller whose makers have taken the abstruse story to zoom bred Barcode killers and an all-powerful international criminal organization (whose name also matches the ’80s Feeling with “Syndicate”) noticeably seriously. This is refreshingly old-fashioned and now on the big screen a rarity where straight old-school action is unfortunately produced almost exclusively for the home theater market. The trouble is merely: Unfortunately, the action could be even more in my eyes. While the Gore-level rises every now and again in extreme heights (in a Berlin factory is so long fought and shot until the doctor no longer needs to come), but overall it lacks the necessary punch. Whether it is a tribute to the Game template that CGI can be seen in the stunt scenes or not. When Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto hitting on a Berlin subway, the decisive moments are all coming out of the computer. As wel when motorcycle thugs are falling on theirface, this is often nothing else than pixel art. In 2015 it should be possible to do better than this. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road ” has done this quite well in my opinion.
Rupert Friend (“Homeland”) as Agent 47 is just like its predecessor Timothy Olyphant very convincing – obviously such an emotionless killer just not necessarily makes it as a role model. This job would thus actually had fallen to Hannah Ware (“Oldboy”) , but the newcomer is completely pale in her first starring role. But after all she still does better than Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”) and Thomas Kretschmann (“Avengers 2“), which, as villains, come with painful cliché loaded dialogues at best for a pinch of unintentional comedy.
Conclusion: After Xavier Gens with “Hitman” In 2007, at least ended up still as an action midfielder, it is likely his successor Aleksander Bach with “Hitman: Agent 47” for me has not done way better than the first installment. I would have wished more action, more coolness and better villains.
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Hitman: Agent 47 is in cinemas right now and you can check out the Trailer below: