This movie is good. Like, really, non-cliché, good. I’d rewatched the previous, Timothy-Olyphant-starring Hitman film in preparation for this one. I’d enjoyed it. It wasn’t a cinematic masterpiece, but still an enjoyable film. After watching Hitman: Agent 47 however, it simply pales in comparison. Agent 47’s action sequences are superb, and the stunts leave you involuntarily giving a mental fist pump and screaming out “Hell yes!”
Something I greatly appreciated was how easy it was to sink into the film, to really engage with the story and experience I was being given. There is a distinct otherworldly feel to the film with definite Terminator vibes at the beginning. But at no point does any of the exposition or technical explanation overtake the fast-paced relentless onslaught of action.
Things that deserve to be mentioned are, first: how beautiful the film is; the camera angles, scenery choices and the general aesthetics. Second is how strongly the videogame aspect comes across, with iconic scenarios such as a warehouse or office building lifted straight from any spy/action game and ported directly onto the big screen. Absolute props to Aleksander Bach for delivering an excellent rendition of the way an action film should deliver.