Awhile back I was introduced to the Hitman series of games. The basic plot had the player taking the role of agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin. The missions were along the lines of a splinter-cell type game where you’re haded a list of objectives which usually involve assassinating a bad guy in the end without getting caught.
A few months back it was immortalized on the big screen with Timothy Olyphant cast as agent 47. Wasn’t entirely sure I’d like it, I skipped it in the theaters (I skip most theater showings), but finally got it via Netflix.
I’ll admit, I was thoroughly impressed – it held to the general mood and feel of the game while taking a slightly unpredictable angle. In this case, agent 47 has a hit put out on himself and must stay alive while protecting the absolutely stunning Nika (played by Olga Kurylenko) – a supposed witness to his latest assassination.
The kills are absolutely ingenious, and stay true to the many options in the game when it comes to dispatching a bad guy, it’s blood and guts, non stop action, and a solid plot. This is what an action movie SHOULD be. Flix it, and if you’ve got a system that supports any of the games, by all means try them out.