I have been a bit unsure about how the Hitman movie was going to turn out with Timothy Olyphant playing Agent 47 instead of someone like Jason Statham.
However, I went and saw it last night at the cinema with Rhi, the day it was released here in Australia, and I have to admit, he did a much better job of it then I expected.
Here’s a little trailer for anyone who hasn’t seen it:
I actually enjoyed his acting style quite a lot. He portrayed the awkwardness of a man trained solely as an assassin very well. I highly recommend it, it is remarkably similar to the games, and I found it really well done seeing scenes taken almost directly from the games. Including things like the gun hidden in the toilet from one of the first levels in the very first games, “Hitman: Codename 47”.
The average rating on IMDB at the time of writing this is 6.5/10. I’ve read some of the comments, and I really don’t understand why the rating is so low. I think though that for anyone who hasn’t played the games though, they miss out on a lot of the references and don’t realise how accurate Olyphant’s acting is and perceive it to be poor acting instead.
The special effects weren’t over the top, but they were perfect in my opinion and pretty much all the acting was excellent!
It was really quite good in pretty much every aspect in my opinion. Go see it! Rhi even enjoyed it and she has no idea what any of the games are like at all.