Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

17 February 2008

Hitman, dir. Xavier Gens (2007)

NIKKI says:
I was prepared for schlock, and that's what I got. Which isn't to say the movie was entirely intolerable. I kind of liked the whole hitman-becomes-the-hunted thing, and I thought Tim and the girl had some interesting scenes. But it really just was not a good film. It wasn't in the league of an Alone in the Dark, though.

Hmm, it's hard. Knowing nothing of the source material, I went in expecting a big action film possibly in the style of a Bourne Identity or Casino Royale. And, in a way, it reminded me of those films, with its attempt at an espionage-y ploy and a suave leading man who can just beat up everyone and walk away unscathed. But it was hindered, too, possibly in its desire to replicate the game it's based on because while there's some good action, there's very little humour, almost no personality. Tim's character felt more like a robot than a real person, and I don't think that was the point. There were too many stupid moments (seems Tim's hitman is the only one who can shoot straight; he gets around with his barcode on display) to really make this enjoyable.

I read somewhere that sequels are planned. I really hope Tim cuts his losses and escapes now.


STEVE says:
There has never been a good video game-to-movie adaptation. Ever.

Hitman is no exception.


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