This is probably a curse for video games turned movies: To become really bad!
No matter what video games despite being popular and successful in its medium, there?s a chance that it will get butchered and will be given a Hollywood treatment on the silver screen in its effort to make it appealing to the general audiences. As a result, you get a lackluster, uninspiring film. This has been haunting many video game movies and the soon-to-be-released Hitman movie Hitman: Agent 47 was not spared by critics.
Hitman: Agent 47; based on the Hitman video game where it focuses on a mysterious assassin known as Agent 47 who works for the top-secret organization called ICA that carries out assassinations of high profile targets.
With 44 reviews from review site Rotten Tomatoes, Hitman: Agent 47 received a low score of just 7%, we picked some of the remarks from top critics on the website:
Peter Howell – Toronto Star
Who’s human and who’s not consumes much of the running time of rote actioner Hitman: Agent 47, which vainly attempts to revive a forgotten video-game spinoff starring Timothy Olyphant.
Jeannette Catsoulis – New York Times
Dumb as dirt and just as generic, “Hitman: Agent 47” trades brains for bullets and characters for windup toys.
Another review website Metacritic also gave the movie poor reception based from its top critic reviewers, with a score of 26 out of 100 from 15 critics. We also pick some of the notable highlights from critics.
Kyle Smith – New York Post
It?s all as pointless as the asthma inhaler with which one character treats his advanced lung cancer.
Inkoo Kang – TheWrap
For all its cheap talk about the importance of innovation, Agent 47 just feels like a copy of a copy of a copy.
Yep, it is really depressing, let?s hope some of the upcoming video game movies would not have the same fate, with Ratchet and Clank showing soon in theaters, but we still have worries for it.