Hitman: Agent 47 full movie review - Surprisingly quite good! 5/10
Review: I really wasn't expecting that much from this movie because there wasn't much hype when it was originally released but it actually wasn't that bad.
The action scenes were pretty impressive and the storyline was detailed and put together well. Rupert Friend was the perfect choice for Agent 47 and Hannah Ware put her new found abilities to good use but it seemed very straight laced and to the point. Rupert Friend plays Agent 47, whose an genetically enhanced super soldier created by Doctor Pitor Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds). The Russian geneticist, disappears before the completion of the Agents project and leaves behind his daughter, Katia (Hannah Ware) who is being hunted down by agent 47, who works as a hit-man for the ICA (International Contracts Agency) and is contracted to find her father. His most recent targets were mercenaries led by Delriego (Rolf Kanies) who have been trying to find Litvenko in order to recreate the Agent program for his own means. Meanwhile, Katia is living in Berlin and is also looking for her father and constantly deals with her acute ability to see and hear things well outside a person's normal sensory radius. Whilst travelling on a subway, Katia is approached by a man who calls himself John Smith (Zachary Quinto), who tells her that agent 47 is on his way to kill her and that he is there to protect her and has information about her father. She then puts her life in his hands and they manage to escape from Agent 47, who grazes Katia's arm with a sniper shot. They then hide out in a hotel room were Katia reveals her information to find her father. John Smith tells her that he is working for Syndicate International and he tells her that her father can speak 3 languages and has stage 3 Lung cancer. When they put together all of the clues, Katia works out were her father could be but Agent 47 bursts through the door and kills Smith before knocking out Katia. When she wakes up, Agent 47 tells her that she is also an agent and that her abilities are more advanced than his. He then explains how she can channel her amazing abilities during combat against the Syndicates henchmen. John Smith then reappears and reveals that he has an engineered subdermal body armor which means that he can take gunshots without being harmed. After escaping from Smith and the Syndicates henchmen again, Katia makes the agent promise that her father won't be harmed if she reveals his location, which is in Singapore. When they eventually find Litvenko, he explains to Katia why he had to abandon her at such a young age and he refers to agent 47 as her brother. He constantly uses his inhaler, which he keeps close by his side and they become under attack by the syndicate, who capture Litvenko and put him through gruesome torture because they want him to reopen the agent program. Katia crashes a helicopter into the Syndicates headquarters and agent 47 gets through there security, disguised as a firefighter. They then fight against the Syndicates henchmen and agent 47 comes face to face with John Smith, who he eventually defeats by electrocuting him. On the rooftop, the head of the Syndicate, LeClerq, manages to escape with Litvenko in a helicopter while Agent 47 and Katia are fighting against the security and Litvenko detonates the inhaler, which turns out to be an explosive which Agent 47 handed to him earlier. There is a sense of intensity throughout the movie which made it interesting. I can tell that most of the budget went on the action scenes because there isn't any A-Class actors, who would have made the movie more attractive to audiences. With that aside, I still enjoyed it and I hope that the next one will have some top actors on board. Enjoyable!
Round-Up: When I first saw the trailers for this movie, I really thought that it was Orlando Bloom in the lead because he really does look like Rupert Friend, 34, whose known for his performances in Homeland, Young Victoria and Pride and Prejudice. He also starred in the great Starred Up, The Libertine, The Last Legion and the weird Zero Theorem so he has some experience in front of the camera. This is the first movie directed by, Polish born Aleksander Bach who took on quite a big project as his first movie. He done quite a good job, in terms of the action and the intense storyline but it still felt like it was missing something. For a franchise that didn't go down to well in the past, it certainly made a big profit at the box office and judging by the ending, I'm sure we're going to see another movie in this franchise soon.
Budget: $35million Worldwide Gross: $83million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/crime/thrillers starring Rupert Friend, Ciaran Hinds, Zachary Quinto, Jurgen Prochnow, Angelababy and Jerry Hoffmann. 5/10