Hitman; Agent 47 was a 2015 action thriller film based on the Hitman video game series, developed by IO Interactive and its main character, a mysterious assassin known only as Agent 47 although it had nothing to do with the game itself; videogame lovers say that the movie was not based on the game as the agent 47 from the hitman videogame was much more discrete and they added to it that it was more like a mindless terminator type movie rather than a hitman one. It was one of the worst movies of 2015 to hit the cinema screens as it failed to amuse the audience because of its assortment of dull violent screenplay and repetitive product placement and subliminal ads .It was directed by Aleksander Bach in his directorial debut and written by Skip Woods (who also wrote the original Hitman film) and Michael Finch. It was released on August 21, 2015.
The film stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann and Angelababy.
The movie is about a genetically engineered assassination expert built and designed to do one thing, kill. He is only known by a bar code tattooed to the back of his neck, the movie becomes increasingly boring and unrealistic as he appears to be a culmination of forty six earlier agent clones and teams up with a woman who helps her overcome their powerful enemies as he comes to face to face with stunning revelations of his own past and battles his deadliest foe.
The movie received much of negative and generally unfavorable views from the critics and the audience as it was brutal, unrealistic and non genuine action throughout the movie. Although the real Agent 47 was based on discretion and swift stealth kills, the movie replaces it with luxurious cars and super speed, which the audience didn’t like much.The film was as soulless as Agent 47 was, conforming to all the mediocre-thriller cliches as the action zipped from Salzburg to Berlin to Singapore for next to no coherent reason) with little originality.
On the Box Office
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $8.3 million, finishing 4th at the box office.The film opened in 60 markets internationally.It opened in France at number 2 with $1.9 million, third in the United Kingdom with $1.4 million, and first in Colombia.