Is Hardcore Henry, the upcoming movie from writer/ Ilya Naishuller, a stroke of genius or just lazy? Only watching it can answer that question, but after viewing the trailer it looks like a pretty cool story told through the first-person shooter perspective. Yes, Hardcore Henry looks like a live-action version of just about any point-and-shoot game, which might be the lazy part, while the genius part comes by way of captivating its target audience, which is those who love those types of games (myself included).
Watch the trailer and let us know what you think.
Hardcore Henry will be released on April 8th, and stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev,Dasha Charusha, and Sveta Ustinova.
Hardcore Henry Synopsis:
You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…
Rock Hard \m/