This latest effort to adapt the hit video game franchise for the big screen bears more than a passing resemblance, bizarrely, to Mad Max: Fury Road; in that they’re both about men of few words who assist a woman in breaking free from the influence of a father figure.
Here, however, the characters are completely devoid of personality while the plot – like the alopecic assassin’s enemies – is riddled with holes.
A few inventive (and surprisingly bloody) action sequences are almost worth waking up for, but they’re let down by shaky cinematography and shoddy CGI. Even the PS2 games had better graphics.
As video game movies go it’s no Super Mario Bros., but Hitman: Agent 47 is yet another brainless, soulless action movie with only a passing resemblance to the source material.
DIRECTOR: Aleksander Bach
WRITERS: Michael Finch, Kyle Ward, Skip Woods
CAST: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds
SYNOPSIS: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.