First-Person Shooter

Hardcore Henry looks and feels so much like a video game, but it’s 100% original. I actually first found out about the movie, because of its gimmick. The entire movie is shot in a first-person perspective. With the main character, Henry, being completely silent. Just like a first-person shooter themed video game. I considering seeing the movie at first, but the reviews were polarizing. When I did see it, I thought it was okay. The lab experiment plot is not nearly as important as the action. If you’ve ever played a first-person shooter, you know that you shoot, reload, and change weapons. Since everything is from a silent character’s perspective, the supporting characters have to be the ones who stand out. If they’re not targets they’re allies. I usually hate Sharlto Copley, but he’s a real scene stealer in this. The action is high octane and filled with bloody shot ’em ups. Although it doesn’t seem to know what kind of tone it wants to have. Especially when it ends with the song “Don’t stop me now” by Queen. Like I said, the story doesn’t really matter. Hardcore Henry is a mindless action movie that accomplishes what it sets out to do.

Henry shoots up a van

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