Monday, February 23, 2015

Trailer Watch: "Hitman Agent 47" Trailer #1


Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its success or failure which is why it is important for a studio to cut together the best possible trailer they can. While I do have some expectations or even some insight into many of the film trailers presented here, please take it all with a grain of salt and make your own opinion from what is shown (that is why I insist you see the trailer first each time). Most of all though, kick back and see if you agree with my off the cuff reactions. Watch the trailer and listen to my reaction after the break.

Video game to film adaptations have had their chance, it's time to let it go. While we have had at least a few successful crossovers when it comes to film to video game adaptations, we have yet to get a good video game to film adaptation. Mortal Combat from 1997, that's almost two decades ago, is still the high water mark for the genre and if you can't guess I will tell you, that isn't a good thing. The first Hitman movie was everything one would expect from a video game to film adaptation, it was completely derivative of every other spy/espionage film ever made, couldn't tell a good story to save it's life and was completely forgettable in every way imaginable. This sequel looks to up the ante and be even more derivative and forgettable which seems like an almost unattainable goal after seeing the first one, but it seems miracles can happen...even if they are going in the wrong direction. Check out my reaction to the trailer now.

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