Military efforts to create the ultimate soldiers had lead to the creation of secret agents; assassins who were designed to be the ultimate weapons. They do not allow emotions to cloud their judgement and instead are the ultimate killing machines. Overriding nature turned out to be more difficult, but there are those experiments that proved that their goal was possible. Dr. Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) created the most lethal assassins, ones that no other agency were ever able to recreate. Because of this Dr. Litvenko became a wanted man. Agencies scoured the globe to try and track him down for years but remain unsuccessful. What was in his mind was the key to creating more successful agents which could be used to breed an entire army of highly skilled assassins.
Katia (Hannah Ware) lives in a constant state of fear. She is always aware of her surroundings, calculating the best case scenario for survival; how to escape and be unseen, she has remained a ghost, until now. When Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is charged with the mission to kill her, she has to choose which side to trust, the reality of the man she has spent her life trying to find, and the truth of who she really is.
I knew I wanted to see this movie the moment I saw the previews. It held hope for action, suspense, and the right amount of flash to pull it off. There is something about Europeans where these things come naturally to them. It was because of this that the film started off the right foot. Things were going great until the introduction of John Smith (Zachary Quinto). I don’t want to be too general but I believe it was the clash between refined european bond and the introduction of cheap suit american agent that really soured the film. Each time it was able to pick itself up, and each time they inserted this John Smith into the film to tip the scales to the wrong side.
I was pleased with the movie in the end. It didn’t live up to any Bond or Bourne ranking but it was enough to make me interested in the film to want to see Agent 48… if they so choose to go this route. Give this one a shot, you just might enjoy it.