Monday, July 18, 2016

Hit Man 47 2015

     Agent 47 is an elite assassin genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine.  He has a barcode tattooed on the back of his head and the last two numbers identify him as 47.  Decades of research have gone into his creation and there are 46 other clones that were made before him.  He has strength, speed, stamina, intelligence and grit.  His current assignment is to locate the daughter of the man who initiated the clone program and he is not the only one looking for her.  Another corporation would like to restart this clone program to engineer even better clones than 47. 
     This film is based on a popular video game.  Supposedly there is a lot more discretion, finesse, elegance required to play the game?  If you do not blend in but you engage with other people except the target, you are not playing this game properly.  There is LOTS of engagement with targets in this film.  Maybe to say constantly would not be a stretch?  The only way to get anything from this film is to concentrate on the the central characters and make them into human people instead of machines?  How could consequences or events happening to machines engage interest?  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

96 min, Action directed by Aleksander Bach with Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilio Rivera.

Note:  Imdb 5.7 out of 10, 8% critic 41% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 1*, Amazon 3.9* out of 5* with 923 reviews.
Special Note:  After a helicopter blows up the cars on the main road are shown driving on the right side.  The scene is supposed to be in Singapore and they drive on the left side?  Rupert Friend played Peter Quinn on Homeland. 

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