Yesterday I saw the trailer for this movie on Hulu. I have actually been skipping it over on Youtube for like a week because I was confusing it with a tv show that I have no interest. Today I saw the trailer on the big screen in front of Deadpool.
Hardcore Henry is about a man who was killed/horribly injured somehow but his wife has brought him back with the help of super advanced prosthetics she made. An evil corporation, I guess, breaks into the lab to steal her work and kidnaps her. The rest of the movie looks to be a series of over the top action scenes leading up to her rescue.
This is all fairly standard scifi action movie boilerplate. The twist is the movie is shot from Henry’s pov. First person movies are not new thing. Most found footage movies are basically first person. This movie looks to have nuch smoother camera movements than your typical found footage movie though. Also in the trailer it’s established that the main character is mute. First person perspective, action shooter, mute protagonist. Yeah, this movie is very much in the style of first person shooter games.
There isn’t much in the trailer that makes me want to see this movie but if I did, I would want to see it in the theater. There’s a scene in the trailer where Henry flips end over end as he falls off an overpass. Watching this on my tv I was not impressed. Watching it on the theater screen I felt a lot more “in the action”. A couple other scenes also gave off that vibe. It’s the same effect you get from watching first person roller coaster footage. This is going to be the reason to see this movie in the theater. Not the story or effects but the “first person action experience”, which I don’t think will translate to the small screen.
Overall I’m not interested in another generic action movie about a man rescuing his wife even with the first person gimmick.