Hitman: Agent 47 Movie Review

To be completely honest here, I probably wouldn’t have watched Hitman: Agent 47 in the cinema if I hadn’t won tickets for the Austrian premiere. Since I am such a lucky person though, you’ll get a review for it! Win for everyone! (Please beware of Spoilers! I couldn’t tell you anything if I had to leave those out …)

Some main facts:

Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller

Length: 96  minutes

Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarám Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Angelbaby

Director: Aleksander Bach

I think I’ve seen the last Hitman movie with Timothy Olyphant and I say “think” because I can’t remember a single scene from it. That’s how much of an impression it left on me. However, the premise of Hitman: Agent 47 is pretty similar. The agent program modifies genes to create a faster, stronger, better human, who can turn off emotions like regret, fear but also love. Agent 47 teams up with a woman named Katia to find her father, the creator of the now shut-down Agent program before their enemies get their hands on him.

There is not much I can say about the movie. It is fairly predictable, but surprisingly funny at times. There are some gory scenes in the movie, but they don’t overshadow everything else. I think I liked the movie because the main character’s name was Katia and that’s my name (well, mine is Katja but that’s only details) and that’s not a name that’s often used in movies or shows. (Except for strippers … I’m looking at you Chicago Fire!) So, every time someone said her name, I involuntarily tensed up or paid more attention as if they were actually addressing me. I can’t imagine how people feel who’s names are always used in movies. Must be a great sensation!

My friend and I were most impressed with the fact that Katia van Dees actually meant quatre-vingt-dix which means 90 in French and makes her an agent as well. I mean that was pretty smart! Her dynamic with Agent 47 was really brilliant and I would actually like to see some more of them together. And just to be clear, they’re like brother and sister and not lovers or anything like that.

Speaking of a sequel: I guess it depends on how the movie will be doing in the box office, but the post-credit scene definitely set us up for a continuation of the story.

Fazit: somewhat entertaining but I have definitely seen better things out there!

TV’s Fall Season has started!

First off I want to apologize for not posting anything for such a long time. I was very lucky to get an internship for September that took up a lot more time than I thought it would and therefore also didn’t allow me to post anything. But I am back now and will continue to write about two new posts every week as I did before the internship.

Now to the actual topic. Fall season has officially started and a ton of new TV shows started airing. I try to take a look at as many of them as possible and here are some examples of what I managed to watch thus far.

Super Fun Night

This show was created by Rebel Wilson, who also plays the main character, and is a sitcom that airs on ABC. It is about three women who decide to spice up their lifes by introducing a “Friday Fun Night”. It gets especially funny after Kimmie Boubier (played by Rebel Wilson) befriends a fellow attorney. Other cast members include: Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira, Kevin Bishop, Kate Jenkinson, Ashley Tisdale, …

I guess, this show’s (and therefore Rebel Wilson’s) humour isn’t for everybody’s taste, but I thought it was quite funny. We will see how it continues since the pilot of sitcoms doesn’t always indicate how the rest of the show will go. I think that it’s definitely worth checking out though!

Betrayal

Betrayal is a new ABC drama show that revolves around Sara and Jack who fall in love but are both married to other people. As if that weren’t complicated enough the side plot deals with a murder trial. The actors/actresses include: Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Henry Thomas, James Cromwell and many more.

I generally think the show has a beautiful aesthetic and likable characters, but I can’t see how the story stretches over several seasons without getting dull. The actors and actresses are doing a great job and I feel with the main characters as they fall in love with each other and have to deal with the betrayal and the other complications that get thrown in their way. In my opinion the storyline would have sufficed for a TV-movie, but I am looking forward to how the show develops. I could be wrong and it might turn into the next Revenge or so.

 

So, that’s it for today. I plan to write about BBC’s Atlantis, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wrong Mans, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and many others. Are there any shows you would like me to write about? And have you seen something you really liked?