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New Hitman: Agent 47 trailer is bloody and brutal, and misses the point

The Hitman series is at its best when it's a puzzle. You have a target, and you have an environment. You have tools you take into the mission and items you can pick up while you're there. Your goal is to murder your target as cleanly, quickly and silently as possible. The fact the main character is a cypher is part of the draw; he's your avatar, and you're just doing a job.

So of course the movie turns all this into Wolverine-style superhero shenanigans. Why not? Here's the film's description:

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research — and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

You can watch the trailer above. I'm going to be sighing softly over here.