Must Watch: Hitman Actually Looks Damn Good!
by Alex Billington
October 5, 2007
I don't know what it is about this movie, but it just has this "hate me" aura to it. From the start I felt like everyone has been trying to hate it, and it's working the other way where it's starting from the bottom trying to impress us and get us to like it. I'm completely sold now based on the latest trailer - it's damn exciting and looks damn good! This ran quite a bit during the "South Park" season premiere Wednesday night if you watched it, and if not, here is the new Hitman TV spot for your viewing pleasure. It's lengthy and it ramps up the energy quite a bit.
Here's another bit that should get you excited for Hitman. The director, French-born Xavier Gens, also had a film that he directed at the Toronto Film Festival called Frontiere(s) in the midnight madness section. I didn't have the chance to see it, but I did hear from Cinematical writer Scott Weinberg that he quite enjoyed the film. Here's a bit from his review: "Gens clearly has some talent for setting a mood, amping up some tension, and delivering all sorts of ultra-splattery madness."
Watch the TV spot for Hitman:
Hitman is directed by French filmmaker Xavier Gens and written by Swordfish writer Skip Woods. The film will hit theaters everywhere Thanksgiving week, November 21st. The second teaser poster is featured below as well.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I saw a trailer for this on the big screen and was blown away. Of course I was watching it at a theatre with DLP Projectors and great sound but still this looks awesome. I always try to avoid the hype and attempt to wait and make my own decision.
Napier's News on Oct 5, 2007
Reminds me a little of the Fraternity of the Stone novel by David Morrell ie hired assasin working for the church. Lets hope the desire to include a love story doesn't lessen the story too much.
Payne by name on Oct 5, 2007
Fraternity of the Stone very good book by the way they should make movie based on that book. and i think he was not working for the church i thought he went in to the monastery to hide there. and then they come after him to kill him
Davor on Oct 5, 2007
A Google Alert brought me here! 😉
Scott Weinberg on Oct 5, 2007
I'm sorry but that music is killing me. If you're going to rip someone off (Clint Mansell) at least do a good job.
Treidon on Oct 8, 2007
I'm hyped for this movie as I've been a fan of the video game series; however, all these action scenes I'm seeing so far makes me wanna ask if the stealth element, which is a big part in the games, will even be something of importance in the movie? I think it'd be a mistake if they didn't incorporate a little bit of that in the movie.
PG on Oct 8, 2007
You mean they cut a better commercial?
DM on Oct 11, 2007
This movie is bad. I dunno who owns this site, but I bet they're being paid to say it's a good movie. Honestly, "If done right it could make a good action movie." ...? Yeah, the only problem is Hitman isn't an action character! The only reason you'd end up in a blazing gunbattle in the game is if you play badly. Hitman is "supposed" to be a silent assassin. This movie is nothing but another Hollywood attempt to steal cosumer's money with a shoddy concept that doesn't make sense. I'm a fan of the games, but I'm not going to waste $10 on this movie.
jTp on Nov 23, 2007
Crap, crap. crap, crap, crap. crap and crap! What a crap film.
Steve on Oct 27, 2009
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