FILM REVIEW: “HITMAN”

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko and Robert Knepper.

Plot: A gun-for-hire “Hitman” is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as ‘The Organization’ is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn’t anticipate a “random equation” in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman.

Review: This could have been so so good, should have been so so good!  But why, oh why isn’t it?  I sat down to watch this, after having read the plot outline hoping/expecting that director Xavier Gens was about to blind me with a Bourne Identity type situation.  He didn’t!  There were some good points.  Timothy Olyphant, last seen as the main villain, Thomas Gabriel, in Die Hard 4.0, does play the part well but is let down by the poor script; and well, by Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2).  One wonders if he ever regrets turning down the part of Wolverine in the X-Men films??  Maybe if he had taken the part he would be a cult hero now rather than a bit part player in films like this.  Olga Kurylenko is gorgeous, but is not given a chance to shine in this file, being left to continually play the helpless female, in need of Agent 47’s continuous help.  At least Robert Knepper is in it, though is also restricted by the script, and therefore can’t stretch his acting limbs as he does in Prison Break.

A turn your brain off pic that couldn’t been a contender, shame they got a child to write it.  (With respect to children)

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~ by knightfall on April 17, 2008.

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