Movies based on computer games are generally bad, so I didn't have any illusion when I decided to watch Hitman. Watching the movie was amusing , but I'm chocked that so many on IMDB gave this movie such good reviews.
their are some good things about this movie. The actions scenes were competent enough, even entertaining at time as long as you don't think too much about the context around it. The "Bond girl" of this movie , a Mila Kunis look-alike who wear as little as possible, is obviously easy on the eye even if she couldn't act to save her life.
Unfortunately, the movie is trying way too hard to remain faithful to the game. The bar code in the back of the head of the assassins is one example, it looks cool in the game but in the movie it just looks ridiculous . In many scene they tried to reenact agent 47 the way you see him often in the game , 3 person view which doesn't really make sense in the movie. He also put on costumes when it's not really necessary , another mechanic from the game which they kind of forced into the scenes of this movie.
I am also surprised of how powerful the Interpol organisation is in this movie, the policemen looking for agent 47 literally go around and boss around the authorities in Russia. In the end they even show up in force to arrest the alleged killer of the Russian president, and the whole police apparatus in Moscow is okay with that , what the hell?
Does the director of the movie really expect us to believe the Russians would let any agency , let alone Interpol, a organization with no real power or authority, order the police and the FSB around(todays equivalent of KGB) with impunity?
The plot in itself is overcomplicated and illogical even by gaming standards, why do the Russian opposition hire Agent 47 to kill the "moderate" president when they obviously control most of the security forces in the country. Can't they do the dirty deed themselves, the Spestnatz was on vacation or something?
Why the stupid "switcharoo" to replace the nice president with an evil double in full public view which sound difficult and unpractical? Just kill the guy and blame the terrorists, and place your own hawkish canditate in power. Russians in movies aren't exactly known for their subtility.
Agent 47 , himself the main protagonist , is badly played by an actor who tries his best to give a vibe of mystery and deadly efficiency but only manage to appear stiff and honestly rather stupid. He also really stand out in a crowed, a tall bald guy with a bright red tie in a suit. That works in a computer game, but in spy-movie it doesn't. He was much better in doing action scenes than dialogues which he thankfully had few of.
The female protagonist falls in love with him in about 3 minutes , even though Agent 47 threaten her, lock her up in the trunk of a car (with a dead guy) for no reason, and basically put her life in great danger during the whole movie. Must be the worse case of Stockholm Syndrome I've experienced in a movie, however she was a little better at acting than her counterpart and looked positively hot when she didn't talk.
All in all, an incredible mediocre movie , even for something inspirated by a computer game, as a spy movie, it's just ridiculous. Only view for the laughs.
Drinking game suggestion for this movie : drink a shot every time the Interpol detective call Agent 47 for "our boy" or "our guy" . Drink two shots every-time a Russian officer/policeman cower in fear when a foreign agent tell them they have jurisdiction.