John & Becky’s Movie Review Of Hitman

HitmanBecky and I went to see Hitman at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Friday night. The Yahoo website at Hitman describes the movie as follows:

“The “Hitman” is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn’t anticipate a “random equation” in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman.”

The Review
Hitman is a movie made from a video game and it is like watching someone playing a video game. If that sounds like something worth paying $9 to do than go see this movie and waste some time and money. Otherwise you would be better off staying home and watching your kids play a video game. It’s non-stop violence with a plot that is far too obvious with really bad acting to go along with it.

For example, the Hitman walks around train stations in Russia with a bald head and a bar code on the back, while the entire Russian government is chasing him, but nobody can find him. The Director could have at least put on a baseball cap as a disguise and I don’t think it would have thrown them over budget. The audience is supposed to believe that nobody can find this suit and tie wearing bald assassin who stands out like Shaquille O’Neal in Chinatown.

A shoot-em up, hand to hand combat movie with double crosses from the Russian government and help from the CIA that is really goofy and has been done too many times before only with new characters. It’s as though they wrote the script while sitting at Starbucks after a Hollywood executive said, “Hey, there are a ton of people who play this video game Hitman, let’s make a movie about it.”

At best wait for the Rental or Don’t Bother.

John – * Don’t Bother

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Becky – * Don’t Bother

_________________________________________________________________________ John Boyd

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