IMG_5994In my experience watching films, I feel like I have seen just about everything especially in the found footage genre. Well for this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, we have a film shot in a video game style first person shooter view called Hardcore Henry. Henry (Ilya Naishuller) has just awoken on a table and told that he had been severely damaged and that he is a cyborg now by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett). But when the evil Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) comes looking for Henry, he’ll kidnap Estelle and put Henry through the ultimate test, but Henry has a limited amount of time to not only upgrade himself, but to save Estelle as well. The film also stars Sharlto Copley (The Snow Queen 2) as Jimmy, Andrei Dementiev (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker) as Slick Dimitry, Svetlana Ustinova (Heaven On Earth) as Olga the Dominatrix, Darya Charusha (Muzhskaya zhenskaya igra) as Katya the Dominatrix, Oleg Poddubnyy (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker) as Yury, Tim Roth (Planet Of The Apes) as Henry’s Father, Will Stewart (Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game) as Robbie, Cyrus Arnold (Zoolander 2) as Young Bully 2, Martin Cooke (Begemot i kompot) as Marty, and the film was directed by Ilya Naishuller (Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf**ker). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

Hardcore Henry Stats

IMG_5996This is record breaking stats as far as what we have already seen on Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. Right now Hardcore Henry owns the record for most kills in a film with 143 and I gave it a +/- of 5 cause it could be five less or five more. It was hard to guess how many people were in the vans. As far as an origin story is concerned, we don’t really know much about him other than that he used to be a full human and that he must of been picked on as a kid. He has a love interest in the film which is his “wife” Estelle and if you see the film you’ll know why I used quotation marks there. His new friend Jimmy keeps dying in almost every encounter and his wife is kidnapped which is why there is a yest there. The big boss is defeated and you’ll have to see the film to figure out how it happened. The film has plenty of bad ass kill scenes within, but it’s very annoying to watch. You have to remember that this is first person shooter which means lots of shaky cameras and weird angles as if you were playing a video game. If you can get past that then you may be able to enjoy this one. The story itself is OK, but Akan is a very annoying character in my opinion. He doesn’t finish off Henry in all the encounters they have and he’s the only one with super abilities which makes no sense. Sharlto Copley is the real star of this film as he performs in the film in many different forms and personalities. This is simply a take it or leave it kind of situation here so I am going to give it 3 fists out of five for a final grade.

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