Hitman-Agent-47-e1406341528563If you’ve been waiting for my full review of the film Hitman: Agent 47 since this past Friday then I have it for you on this very special Ass Whoopin Wednesday. Hitman: Agent 47 can be described as a remake of sorts, but it stars Rupert Friend (Pride & Prejudice) as Agent 47 himself. In the film, after a scientist named Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) creates over 90 plus agents, he decides to go into hiding while a group known as the Syndicate look to replicate his creations who have all gone ghost like their creator. As the Syndicate fail to replicate it, they decide that they are going to try and track Litvenko down by going after his daughter Katia (Hannah Ware) who is the key to finding him even though she doesn’t know it yet. So, the Syndicate decide to send out one of their most lethal creations in John Smith (Zachary Quinto). So Agent 47 now has to try and find Katia before John Smith gets his hands on her in order to complete his ultimate mission. The film also stars Jürgen Prochnow (Das Boot) as Tobias, Dan Bakkedahl (The Heat) as Sanders, Angelababy (Tai Chi Hero) as Diana, Michaela Caspar (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as a clerk, Jerry Hoffmann (Heil) as Franco, and the film was directed by Aleksander Bach. Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

Hitman Agent 47 Stats










agent 47 2I went into watching this film asking what exactly wrong with the first Hitman film, but as I said before I am not in charge. Hollywood has to accept the fact that not every video game can be turned into a film. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a high body count then this may be the film for you because it delivers on that as Agent 47 racks up 79 total kills. He does have an origin story as you find out a lot of it in the beginning, but some information is given out later on that if I told you would spoil most of the film. He has no love interest and he doesn’t care who gets hurt because he has a mission to complete after all and he was programmed not to have feelings. The big boss is defeated, but the way he is defeated is a surprise that I also do not feel like giving away, but he has something to do with it. That is all I am going to say as far as that is concerned. Now you are probably wondering what I thought when it came to the film and to be honest it may be surprising. I have to say that while I liked the film, I didn’t love the film. There was nothing spectacular about the film that absolutely dazzled me other than the fact that it had a lot of bloodshed and a big body count. One thing that I will admit about the film is that Zachary Quinto did make an amazing villain in the film so I have to give some props to him because that was one redeeming factor. Rupert Friend also did a good job, but a lot of the interactions in the film were a little awkward at times. So, check out the film at your discretion, but I am giving the film 3 fists out of five for a final grade (or  C+/B-).


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