Right up front I have to say that I haven’t really been a Hitman franchise fan. Neither the video game or the first movie really rocked my world. I wasn’t a hater though, it just couldn’t seem to grab and hold my attention. When the first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 hit the Internet I enjoyed it, it was a fun trailer, but I wasn’t on board the band wagon, I could easily see myself skipping it and waiting for it to hit cable. This latest trailer however seems to have a combination of action, humor, and an additionally interesting story line that has captured my interest enough to want to see it on the big screen. Will it capture yours?
The official synopsis is pretty standard, and it just sounded like just another off brand sci-fi action flick. Not nearly enough to draw my full attention and get my butt in a theater seat:
HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
Here’s the trailer that changed my mind:
I think it was the explanation that the daughter also had the Hitman genes in her makeup that intrigues me. Let’s put aside the horror of any father who would experiment on his own daughter for a moment, because it’s her having those abilities and not knowing that is really interesting to me. Watching her cope with the discovery that she can do all those wonderful Hitman tricks will be interesting to watch.
Hitman: Agent 47 hits theater screens on August 21st.