He's still not interested in girls but at least he doesn't kiss all the guys.... he kills them.

Every now and then I need a straight up action flick. Tonight, Hitman (unlike yesterday's fiasco) delivered in spades. Here's a film with no misconceptions about what it is or who it's for. It doesn't make sense and it doesn't matter. What does matter is delivering maximum carnage and emotion-free executions for one hour and 45 minutes. Hitman does this and does it well. Timothy Oliphant (of Deadwood fame) doesn't totally work as a bad ass assassin, but he works well enough. This is a film aimed at geographically-challenged video game players (and me) with things like "Moscow......Russia" appearing on the screen regularly. Oh...not Moscow, Nebraska?
Matters not. At least 60 kills and two Bourne-worth fist fights with cinematography that doesn't resort to jiggly cameras and endless jump cuts makes this a worthy contender for time-waster of the month.
There's a very hot Ukrainian girl too....and she's naked.
I think I've got my Hetero-mojo back!
btw Joe..... 13!


the coelacanth said...

4.33333333333333333333333333333333333 times a day (including all day sunday) = very impressive.

Dropkick said...

i need a proper balance with my action flick i feel.
i didn't understand hitman at all. i wanted to, i wanted it to be stupid and entertaining but it wasn't. instead it was stupid and confusing.
give me Crank, give me True Lies, give me Speed or give me death.

La Sporgenza said...

Except for the unwatchable Speed (which I left the theatre during - the one and only time I have), I think I agree here completely Kris. You gotta admit though, Hitman looked pretty damn good.

Dropkick said...

It it most certainly did.
as did Shoot em' up which was barely watchable.
Speed is different for me, i was so young when i first saw it that the fact that things were moving fast and blowing up made me jump for joy

Dropkick said...

also gotta say, i really like the layout of this post. great job