8 April 2008
Hitman: The Movie
As I recall there were many quality movies produced in the year 2007 in addition to some dreadfully poor ones as well. Movies such as Superbad and Knocked Up topped the charts while movies such as The Golden Compass had some of the lowest ratings of the year. Another one of such movies on the negative side of things was the film Hitman.
Among the films of 2007, it was not the worst, but it was certainly not one of the best either. Hawaiian actor Timothy Olyphant plays the bald born-to-kill Agent #47 with a barcode on the back of his head. “One of those rare, so-bad-it‘s-good shoot-’em-ups, where nothing seems to make all that much sense, but you likely won't give a damn, because the film never cripples its forward momentum with such trivialities as narrative logic or motive,” says Marc Savlov, film editor from The Austin Chronicle. It‘s "the best film I've seen in the last three hours," he says. Which isn‘t saying much. “There's little doubt that Hitman generally comes off just as poorly (if not more so) than a run-of-the-mill, straight-to-video actioner, as the movie suffers from precisely the same sort of problems that one has come to associate with the genre,” says Reel Film Reviews’ David Nusair. And seemingly so, unfortunately the movie Hitman proves to be a hindrance to the overall good reputation of the action movie genre. Though there are a few occasional good points that argue the quality of Hitman, it certainly possesses an inconsistent story line, bad character role playing, and a poor conclusion.
The chronological sequence of events in the film Hitman prove to be completely illogical through most anyone’s eyes. Most individuals would like to enjoy movies with a properly written story line. One writer, the Evening Standard’s Charlotte O’Sullivan, even goes so far as to say, “The film's target audience - dummies everywhere - will be blown away.” By this she intends to say...