The trailer for Hardcore Henry is kooky, FPS action delirium


Looks like we’ll be getting a few first-person shooter-style movies this year. Not too long ago we shared a trailer for the zombie apocalypse FPS movie Pandemic. Today, we have a trailer for Hardcore Henry, an FPS-style action thriller with a plot right out of an old school videogame.

Back from dead. Cybog’d out. Wife kidnapped. Get her back. Learn about your past.

Check out the Hardcore Henry trailer below.

Hardcore Henry | Official Trailer | Own It Now on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD

Queen makes trailers even better, doesn’t it? (Right, Suicide Squad?) This also looks like a lot of fun for what it is. I wonder, though: the first-person POV is certainly the selling point for the film, but I wonder if it will be a storytelling liability at the same time.

Here’s a synopsis for Hardcore Henry:

Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, 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 a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…

Hardcore Henry comes out in theaters nationwide on April 6th. Check out the poster below.

What do you think of Hardcore Henry, guys? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Hubert Vigilla
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