I’ve always wanted to see an action movie set in the first-person. Yes, most found footage films are first-person, but they are also mostly horror films. Hardcore gives you the kind of view and feel you have when playing video games like Call of Duty. In fact, I think the film was made to have the feel of a video game, which explains why even the film’s official synopsis reads like a mission brief from Hitman or Call of Duty.
“You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife. She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg.
Five minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), he’s just a psychotic megalomaniac with telekinetic powers, and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, Russia and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious, British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He might be on your side. Good luck Henry. You’re very much likely to need it.
Oh, did I tell you that your battery is quickly running out?”
Directed by Ilya Naishuller and produced by Timur Bekmambetov , the film stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementiev, Dasha Charusa and Sveta Ustinova.
You can watch the trailer below.