Zachary Quinto: Ultimately with that stuff it’s just about taking care of yourself, we all trained a fair amount before we got to Berlin and we continued training through production and i think that was a key element ot just making sure you’re on top of it and you’re challenging yourself everyday.
Hitman: Agent 47 has a sleek, modern look and a platoon of able stuntfolk who dive, crash, screech, and go flying in the face of fiery explosions. Even the last of those films, the sequel to the reviled “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters“, likely has a better script than the final product here.
“Hitman: Agent 47” does make use of some eye-popping locales in Singapore, notably the vertiginous skywalk of the Gardens by the Bay, and it rigs up one inventive stunt in which a speeding Audi is harpooned like a tuna. Running time: 96 minutes.
Hitman: Agent 47 will be in theaters nationwide this Friday. They are endowed with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. He can also do a wardrobe change faster than Beyoncé. The film focuses around Katia van Dees (Ware) and her search for a mysterious man from her subconscious whom she is unable to identify. He works for a woman, Diana (Angelababy; that is actually her name), who gives him cryptic instructions on the phone.
A painfully stop-start opening act disguises Agent 47 as a Terminator riff, though one that’s slightly less aggravating than this summer’s actual Terminator movie.
Friend replaced Paul Walker after the latter’s death, but whereas Walker might have brought some spark to the role, Friend seems not to understand there’s a difference between being fierce and being tiresome. The normally gifted actor feels horribly miscast here.
The genetically-enhanced killing machine, Agent 47 (Rupert Friend), that embodies the lethal dexterity of the Syndicate, decides to defy his organization and assist Katia.
As Katia, Ware is all confusion and flashing eyes, interspersed with moments of intense concentration.
Hannah’s character gets to kick a fair amount of ass and within this pseudo-superhero genre that is a bit of a novelty.
Actor Zachary Quinto is determined to do it all, whether it is a money-spinning action franchise, a quirky television show or an award- winning off-Broadway play.
“Hitman: Agent 47” is based on a video game, which tells you a lot about what to expect.
For fans of the game, “Hitman: Agent 47” features a body count just as high as a standard first person shooter with a decent player on the controller. There is literally a shot of a staircase in this film that is more arresting than any of the blood-spurting injuries inflicted along the way. His red tie stays neatly knotted and his crisp white shirt stays tucked in. But any of the film’s visual verve is canceled out by its general lack of originality, aping previous films both great and small.
“Hitman: Agent 47” is another in a long series of films – and one of two this week – with the same theme.
There’s the giant wall map covered in pushpins and newspaper clippings; the overstuffed notebook filled with cyphers and scribbles; and the out-of-focus flashbacks that suggest Katia is a mind-reader, hyper-perceptive, suffering from past trauma or, most likely, all three.