Agent 47 has returned to our lives this week in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 original âHitmanâ. I have to say I was more than a little excited for the release of âHitman: Agent 47â purely because I had seen the trailer for the movie months in advance and it looked amazing. I had grand expectations when going to see the film because it looked like it included all the things I love in a movie; lots of action, a fast paced storyline, great fast car scenes, attitude and Rupert Friend as a badass assassin with top notch fighting skills and some super cool guns (who doesnât want to see that). So I can happily say I was not disappointed at all because it was absolutely bloody fantastic, in fact Iâm pretty sure I went a full hour and a half without blinking it was that good.
So hereâs some background if youâre unfamiliar with the epic Agent 47. Basically he is the product of an experiment that created very intelligent, highly skilled individuals that are superior to the average human â they call them âagentsâ. This sequel sees Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) go up against the organisation âSyndicateâ who are attempting to recreate the agent program that created him by locating the man who was the original creator of the program â Dr Litvenko. 47 is looking to stop them from creating more agents and has to get Litvenkoâs daughter, Katia, to help him find her father. Only problem is that he has to find her first, and she doesnât even know where her father is or even who he is, and he has to deal with Syndicate bad guy John Smith (clearly he only attended the first day of alias choosing school) who wants Katia as well so that he can find Dr Litvenko first for his boss at Syndicate. When 47 does finally get Katia he explains to her that she was engineered when she was a child, that she has heightened abilities like him only she is better and more advanced than he is. Training day then ensues as he teaches her how to use her abilities so that she can help him take down Syndicate and stop the agent program for good while also helping her find her father. I wonât say anymore because there are a few good twists in it that I donât want to go spoiling for people, but I will say expect some incredible action and fight scenes when the two team up and infiltrate Syndicate.
I have to mention the cast in this movie because it was very well cast all round. Rupert Friend was a brilliant Agent 47 he definitely brought all of his assassin skills from âHomelandâ to this project as well. His ability to make 47 cold and removed on the whole yet every now and again let a glimmer of emotion creep in was genius and made him appear almost human at points. Basically he nailed it. Also Zachary Quinto was a great addition to the cast as John Smith, it was the first time I had seen him play the bad guy and he owned it I definitely hated him but in that kind of love to hate way because he was so good. And as for Hannah Ware who played the highly sought after Katia van Dees I wasnât aware of her before this film but I will be now because she really sold her character, she was amazing.
I read quite a few critic reviews for this movie and the overall view wasnât all that great but I have to say they are all talking a load of crap, Iâm guessing the folk that donât like it are the ones that only rate good movies based on their dark dramatic scenes and unwelcome angst and have no time for what they call âmindless violenceâ. If however, like me, you love a good action movie that doesnât dwell on pointless scenes and slow paced storylines then youâll love Hitman: Agent 47. To be honest if you want to go to the cinema, switch off for an hour and a half and just enjoy an exciting action packed movie with a great cast then this is the one to go for.
Hitman: Agent 47 is in cinemas now so get moving and go see it, I promise you wonât regret it. Youâll love it and youâll probably thank me.
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