FIRST THEY MADE HIM DANGEROUS. THEN THEY MADE HIM MAD.
Henry is awakened only to learn that he’s being turned into a cyborg soldier; after escaping an attack together with his wife (Haley Bennett), he’s on the run in Moscow… Every shot in this actioner is seen from Henry’s perspective, essentially making the whole movie a first-person shooter game. Filmed with GoPro cameras, some of the chases and fights are eye-poppingly staged… but the script is completely uninvolving and the action turns claustrophobic after a while. Sharlto Copley has fun with a playful character.
2016-Russia-U.S. 96 min. Color. Written and directed by Ilya Naishuller. Cast: Sharlto Copley (Jimmy), Danila Kozlovsky (Akan), Haley Bennett (Estelle), Tim Roth.
Trivia: Alternative title: Hardcore. Co-produced by Timur Bekmambetov. Inspired by videos that Naishuller shot for his band Biting Elbows.