The Hitman is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant). His hallmarks are a lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life of exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman (Olga Kurylenko).
Xavier Gens has done what very few directors have been able to do lately: he has taken the best-selling video game Hitman and turned it into an action-packed film that’s actually good! Originally meant to be played by the (wonderful) Vin Diesel, I don’t think even he could have done a better job than Timothy Olyphant as 47.
I’ve never really been into video games myself, much less movies that are based on video games. I have enjoyed Timothy Olyphant in just about everything I’d ever seen him in so I was pretty sure I would like the movie. Plus the trailer just looks so cool!
I found the movie itself to be very original but at the same time it kind of reminded me of other movies in the fact that the main character is technically a bad guy but the viewer doesn’t really see him as such. He’s just such a neat character that you can’t help but root for him. That’s partly because of wonderful acting but it’s also because the director didn’t feel the need to tie the character to the video game and let him become a person instead of the “machine” he was supposed to be.
~ There is more information available about Hitman at the Official Site and Wikipedia. Interviews with Timothy Olyphant are on ReelzChannel.com and Hollywood.com