The film looks great but at the same time is disorienting.
Cast: Rupert Friend, Ciaran Hinds, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann;
Director: Aleksander Bach;
Based on the 2002 released video game, “Hitman”, the film is an exaggerated generic action one with a muddled plotline and an equally confused characterization.
In a nutshell, it is the story of an elite assassin, Agent 47 (Rupert Friend), who is assigned two new kills to protect ..
The film begins with a verbose prologue that informs us that geneticist Peter Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) the head of a secret bioengineering program in Salsburg, Austria, had successfully designed the “perfect” assassins.
These assassins, known as “agents” were genetically engineered from conception to be a perfect killing machine with unprecedented strength, speed, agility, stamina, and intelligence. They are unable to feel guilt, remorse, or fear for their actions.
The first half of the film is almost all action, and you get hooked on only when emotions come into play and you learn a little more about the characters.
The film looks great but at the same time is disorienting. And the fault lies with the convoluted screenplay by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. It gets confusing to keep a track of who is working for whom and what they hope to gain. Also, the climax goes against the logic of the characters we were first fed.
The film may appeal only to the “Hitman” video games fans.