Hannah Ware

DVD Review: Hitman: Agent 47 (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

January 21, 2016

Hollywood hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to translating video games into films. There’s been but a handful that have been worth watching, the Resident Evil series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and cult classic Mortal Kombat all rank amongst the good ones. With Hitman: Agent 47 this is actually a reboot and has nothing to do with the 2007 film Hitman (starring Timothy Olyphant in the lead) other than originating from the same game. With this film endeavouring to take a little bit more from the source material to fuel the story which adds a notch to its belt above its predecessor. But more importantly, does this bomb, or does it have enough juice in it to reinvigorate the franchise?... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Hitman: Agent 47 (MA15+, Germany/USA, 2015)

August 20, 2015

Hollywood hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to translating video games into films. There’s been but a handful that have been worth watching, the Resident Evil series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and cult classic Mortal Kombat all rank amongst the good ones. With Hitman: Agent 47 this is actually a reboot and has nothing to do with the 2007 film Hitman (starring Timothy Olyphant in the lead) other than originating from the same game. With this film endeavouring to take a little bit more from the source material to fuel the story which adds a notch to its belt above its predecessor. But more importantly, does this bomb, or does it have enough juice in it to reinvigorate the franchise?... Continue Reading

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