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Hardcore Henry Review

7 Apr

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This is pretty much a 90 minute video game, the only difference being that at least some video games have competent storytelling capabilities. Hardcore Henry wants you to believe that it has some depth, its nonstop barrage of action occasionally broken up by Flashback Tim Roth saying “pussy” and references to a half-baked storyline about bioengineering soldiers. Story and characters obviously aren’t the focuses in a movie like this, but without anything compelling to keep me watching, then what’s the point?

True, you have Surprise Gruesome Death #1 and Surprise Gruesome Death #2 and Not As Surprising Now Gruesome Death #3, but I suppose your enjoyment of this film depends on your ability to enjoy this particular style. I do applaud the creative team for sticking with the project and trying to go for something different, but I still come away thinking that it’s mostly repetitive drivel with a few entertaining kills and fight sequences. It’s sometimes fun and sometimes incredibly dull to watch, which is exactly what you’d expect out of a movie like this. Now please don’t make this first person stuff a trend.

GRADE: C+

Photo credit: STX Entertainment, Hardcore Henry

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2 Responses to “Hardcore Henry Review”

  1. peggyatthemovies April 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    I had to walk out after 45min. I hate this kind of camera movement and end up getting such a massive headache from it & closing my eyes 1/2 the time.. it’s just not worth the watch..

  2. MovieManJackson April 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Short and sweet. I think the direction was fairly good, but the story was a huge disappointment, and that goes with saying that I wasn’t expecting much to begin with. It was TERRIBLE.

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