You know you're in trouble when a film opens with a complicated explanation that basically throws you into a video game. Not that it matters. Bland to a degree that one pines for the recent 'Man From Uncle' debacle. Some OK action sequences for the adrenaline junkie that are brought down by the quite terrible across the board performances. Pretty much the same problem the last adaptation of the same game had.
Jesus, the amount of exposition barfed all over you before the opening credits have finished rolling is truly comical. Shallow, lifeless and unimaginative -- and it tries *so* hard to hold your attention with (cheaply rendered CGI) spectacle. Look guys, guns shooting, another explosion. Aren't you impressed? At least the also-awful Xavier Gens incarnation had some angsty pathos to it. Stop trying Hollywood.
I love him and her and him. Don't you get tired of the helpless female? Also I got tired of Colm Meany and Brian Cox always playing the older guys, so Ciaran Hinds and Jürgen Prochnow were a welcome change. I enjoyed the first 'Hitman', so this seemed like an inevitability with the cool as ice demeanor. "Did you figure out what you did wrong?"
Extremly bland. The storyline gets really confusing as it explains little about Agent 47's origin and motivation. Had to double check if this was related to the other Hitman film.
Even the video games had a better story. Had they made it about "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin" and they would have a better shot at success.
I guess it was as dumb as it was bound to be. How to make a movie based on a game series, in which the goal is to kill targets efficiently and stylishly? The answer is not to add human interest or "questions" about free will, because this is not the place. But of course Hollywood can not detain from adding superfluous father-issues, origin stories or love interests. If you want stylish frags, pick John Wick instead.