This week I went to see Hardcore Henry in theaters. This film is particularly interesting because it was shot entirely in first-person POV with the help of some really agile stuntmen with GoPro cameras mounted to their helmets.
The premise of the film is basically this guy wakes up in a lab in Moscow as a cyborg, (half-human, half robot) and he has no memory of who he is. The Scientist there in the lab tells him she is his wife and his name is Henry. Before she can get his new voice program installed, a group of mercenaries rush in, lead by this guy with supernatural abilities, and they kidnap her. Now Henry goes on a bloody quest through the streets of Moscow to save his wife, and his own life. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the film stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett and Tim Roth in a “blink and you’ll miss it” cameo.
It is definitely a wild and crazy, action packed, pseudo futuristic ride, but is it just a gimmick or is it worth your while? Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments below.
FINALLY! We have the long awaited trailer to Quentin Tarantino’s munch anticipated Hateful Eight. The trailer looks pretty interesting and definitely has that “Neo-Western” feel that the director established with Django Unchained. But don’t just take my word for it, have a gander at the trailer below.
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
The Hateful Eight is due in select theaters Christmas Day 2015 and in wide release on January 8, 2016.