VIDEO GAME MOVIE MONTH LEVEL 2: Hitman (2007)

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We’re continuing VIDEO GAME MOVIE MONTH LVL. 2 with the 2007 film Hitman, starring Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko, and scores of anonymous Eastern European cannon fodder! Based on the classic stealth action game, Hitman shows us what happens when a production company shits out a lame cash-in on both a video game franchise, Jason Bourne films, and The Transporter. Even worse is poor Olyphant, a normally amazing actor forced to grit his teeth through mealy-mouthed expository dialogue. Find out what we thought along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Know Your Company as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

THIS EPISODE'S DRINK:

DRINKING RULES FOR HITMAN:

  1. Overly detailed location titles
  2. Dougray Scott’s character argues about who’s in charge of his investigation
  3. Characters wield weapons in both hands (akimbo)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Upon hearing the Hitman’s name/number, Olga Kurylenko replies, “Well, that explains a lot.”

Join us next week as we strap on our tight tank tops and fitted cargo shorts as we raid some tombs with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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