'Hitman: Agent 47'
Director: Aleksander Bach
Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto
'Hitman: Agent 47'. Pic/Santa Banta
An elite assassin (Rupert Friend) genetically engineered from conception, to become the perfect killing machine (and known only by the last two digits of the barcode tattooed on his back) teams up with a woman (Hannah Ware) to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Agent 47's elite assassin skills of unprededented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence minus emotions, come from a culmination of decades of research and after 46 earlier agent clones before him. His target is a mega-corp intent on unlocking the secrets of his past in order to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. The young woman, Katia, who he teams up with, appears to hold the key to overcoming his powerful enemies.
The entire run is typically sci-fi generic. Nothing remotely original or exciting transpires on screen here. There's plenty of confusion in the plotting and the structural faults in the narrative doesn’t allow for any attachment. There's also very little to empathise with about the characters on screen here. Also the narrative plays out like a video game with incremental thrills as the levels go up and the degree of difficulty gets ramped up. Violent shoot-outs, chases, duels and over-the-top action subjugate you to a bloodied brutality that's just not becoming. There's no feeling attached to the brutalizing, maiming and killing of the opponents and this makes the enjoyment largely suspect.
Watch the trailer of 'Hitman: Agent 47'