Review by James Maina


HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the bar-code tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

While Agent 47 does not create the same level of excitement or mystery ending as the previous Hitman movie, lovers of pure action movies will love this movie, with lots of bullet flying, and an incredible street fight like no other in any movie. The most interesting part of the movie is short lived and it seems like the director does not know how to tie together the small subplots into a bigger picture.

The downside of this movie is that there is no light moments, you know, like in Jurassic park where a dinosaur gets a guy in a toilet, or in Fast and Furious where Tyrese cracks some wise jokes. The lines meant to be humorous feel a bit too dry..like the “Trust Me” part in the scene below.┬áThe movie is just too serious and that, in my opinion, is its downfall.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars.

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