Hitman: Agent 47 is based on the popular video game revolving around the titular character, Agent 47 (Rupert Friend). He's a genetically engineered assassin who always follows through with his contracts, no matter what methods he must use to complete this. The creation of agents has been shut down for quite some time now, but a group known as the Syndicate (a popular villain organisation name this year) is attempting to start it back up, only they need the help of an off the charts woman named Katia (Hannah Ware). Not wanting the program to reboot, Agent 47 hunts down Katia in the hopes that he can get to her first. The problem that stands in his way is John Smith (Zachary Quinto), a man equipped with skill.... and genetically modified skin. So yeah, he's a bit of a nuisance, isn't he?
But since I am so dedicated to all you loyal readers, I'm still here to provide you with my thoughts on this mess of the movie. This film completely drained the life out of me. If you've ever been under surgery, they either put you to sleep with a needle or gas. I'm not sure what happened during this movie, but just looking at it gave me the same feeling as being gassed before surgery. I constantly felt as if I'd blacked out during the previous scene, missing a key piece of the story, but alas, I hadn't. The film was merely messy enough to make me think that way.
Despite not going for the shaky cam style of filming action sequences, director Aleksander Bach still manages to find other ways of harassing his audience's eyeballs. Whether it's strobe lighting or Taken 3 levels of editing, the action may look smooth, but it's bound to cause a seizure or two. When he does manage to hold the shot for more than an eighth of a second, the shot is always chocker block with CGI, taking you out of the moment yet again. If you were ever in the moment, that is.
To sum up, Hitman: Agent 47 is a clichéd, poorly handled action film that's nauseating to watch and makes very little sense. Don't be surprised if you see this floating around your television late on a Monday night. Don't feel like you have to watch it, either.