Hitam: Agent 47 was one of the movies that just crept up on me and if I’m honest I would have been looking forward to it but not expecting too much. I had always been interested in the game as a kid, but they were always the type of game I would start and then get so far and give up because I got stuck. Back stories aside this movie didn’t surprise me in the slightest, it was mindless action.
The guys that I go to the cinema with was in a surprisingly good mood so we spent the entire of the first 5 minutes just making the joke that the movie wasn’t very original because it really wasn’t. Obviously it was based around the games but you just didn’t get the feeling that it was any different from any other assassin based movies. The positives for the movie, however was its action scenes.
I thought that action scenes were really well done and if I am honest I was a little let down because if they had taken the action and given it more suspense and more depth in the story it could have been a really good movie. All the actors fitted their role and even the story wasn’t that bad as a premise.
The story of Hitman was a women where she doesn’t really know her past and is in search of her father and then there are two different groups of people after her father to get the secret to a science experiment. Now the question is who does the she trust? For me, this is a great story for a movie, but they just didn’t hold onto the cards long enough for me and seemed to rush into the action. Not that, that is a bad thing, but I was just left wishing they had built on story and made the action scenes mean more.
Overall I think I would give Hitman: Agent 47 a 6/10 and I wouldn’t say it’s a must watch but if you want some easy watching with action this is the movie for you.