Release Date: 3 Aug 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Video games played from the first-person perspective have been commonplace for decades now. But movies?
Not so much. Hardcore Henry takes this bold step, inspired by two YouTube sensation music videos that director Ilya Naishuller made for his band, Biting Elbows. Our titular protagonist wakes in a water tank inside a blimp, greeted by his wife, Estelle.
So begins an almost non-stop action revenge spectacular featuring more than one Sharlto Copley (yep, the guy from District 9) and an outbreak of Tim Roth. It reminds us somewhat of the delightfully manic Crank, but with less Statham but more ham – wonderfully, frenetically so.