“You my friend are a riddle to me…because I ran your face and prints through every database we have, and you know what I found? NOTHING!”

From writer SKIP WOODS ~ the man who brought us SWORDFISH, THE A-TEAM, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE and the original 2007 HITMAN…comes the next installment based upon the HITMAN Video games…. HITMAN: AGENT 47.

Caught in a world of loneliness and discontentment, we meet Katia (Hannah Ware), who is desperate to find the one person she longs to see again ~ her father. As her mind races with scenes of her past ~ and present ~ she meets Agency Front man, and supposed body guard John Smith (Zachery Quinto), who has been sent to save her from HITMAN: Agent 47 (Rupert Friend).

As Smith and Agent 47 have a definite hatred for one another, it seems the only way things are going to move forward for either of them, is if one of them is eliminated!

When Agent 47 finally reveals his true identity, he assures Katia that he was actually sent to protect her~ not kill her! Focusing on finding Katia’s father, Dr. Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) once again, AGENT 47, and AGENT 90 (Spoiler), must do whatever is necessary to keep Dr. Litvenko out of the hands of the NEW AGENCY, so they cannot reinstate his AGENT Program from so many years ago….

I give HITMAN: AGENT 47 – 2 out of 5 stars – or WAIT TO CATCH IT ON NETFLIX ~ As I have never played the video game, nor did I have the opportunity to catch the original HITMAN film from 07’, I didn’t have any reference for what was about to take place on screen. But, even though I had no point of reference, it didn’t take long for me to realize that HITMAN: AGENT 47 was pretty much nothing more than a B Movie at best. Of course, this film is filled with action, and they did manage to secure the talented and beautiful Ware to play the female lead, which was a positive acquisition, but between the subpar CGI, the subpar acting by Friend and Quinto, and the subpar storyline, this film wasn’t exciting me like most actions films do at all!! Maybe this film would have been better with Paul Walker as the lead (He was chosen to play AGENT 47, before his tragic death), or maybe they could have focused on the cinematic beauty of Singapore more, (which ended up being one of it’s only positive attributes for me), or maybe their casting dept. should have tried to secure more prominent and seasoned actors to take on the two key male roles. I think embarking on any of these changes may have given AGENT 47 more of a fighting chance…because when it was all over…this film didn’t leave me wanting more…it just made me happy that it was OVER!!! But, I must share that, lucky for us all (NOT EVEN), 20th Century Fox leads us down the road to believe that another HITMAN Sequel is just on the horizon…REALLY? I’m hoping that with the small box office returns I am anticipating for this weekend, another HITMAN Sequel may just be DEAD IN THE WATER – which works for me, as you won’t see me headed out to view another one anytime soon…

Kathy Kaiser


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