Sharlto Copley

Hardcore Henry – A Hardcore Review

Hardcore Henry brings many thrills, some really great, and others not so much. If you are looking for a non-stop, over the top action movie Hardcore Henry will not disappoint. If you value compelling characters or a slightly believable plot, I wouldn’t recommend spending the $10 to see this movie. Wait for it to come out on Redbox.

While we can appreciate the artistic approach, Hardcore Henry is a fun one-time novelty. Call of Duty is a game, not a movie. Now down to some details but don’t worry, no spoilers. Jump the image below for The Good and The Bad.

Hardcore Henry Still

Hardcore Henry’s Good

Overall Film Quality and Visuals:

  • First person view adds stakes and terrifying falls
  • Creative deaths
  • Played Queen “Don’t Stop Me Now”
  • Large variety of weapon usage including a Gatling gun

Narrative:

  • Honorable Mention – written for the effects and immersive experience

Hardcore Henry Wide Poster

Hardcore Henry’s Bad

Overall Film Quality and Visuals:

  • Loss of view with fast motion scenes
  • Motion sickness is inevitable
  • Some scenes are directly from a Call of Duty game

Narrative:

  • Little to no attachment to the characters
  • Over-acting
  • Foreseeable plot twists
  • The “Boss Fight” falls flat
  • No clear motive
  • Random musical number
  • Some characters existed simply so they could be killed

 

I give this film 2.5 UFO’s out of 5.

The Grid Rating Saucer 2.5

 

 

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Hardcore Henry – A Hardcore Review