The Shoutbox
There was a Mission: Impossible game on the Nintendo 64. Always wanted to play it, but never did.
Yeah, it is pretty much a mix of all those classic spy and assassin tropes but the craftsmanship is key. Adaptations of games into movies (or vice versa) seem to imply that whoever's doing the adapting is free to coast on the brand and not make something authentically good (also the reductive idea of games as being purely about action to the point to the point where non-action games get turned into action movies, even if Resident Evil managed to be decent regardless).
Like legit, the use of disguises in Mission Impossible movies are just so brilliant I would have loved to see a Hitman movie utilise it in the same way 47 would in the games. It clearly can be done as seen in MI movies.
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Originally Posted by Osiris
While playing Hitman 2, I just thought that the kidnapping of Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in "Mission Impossible 3" just totally felt like one of the many stealth infiltration missions from the games. J.J. Abrams should've done the Hitman movie adaptation instead.
No thanks, I don't need to be teased about who 47's parents are or have it be answered in the most underwhelming fashion possible.
Point taken. lol But that wasn't really what I was talking about. Abrams' accomplishments aside, a lot of the things in that Mission Impossible scene just felt so cool, and they reminded me so much of the video game: Cruise's instantaneous disguise-change, the agile climbing up the building and disabling the camera, luring the target into the restroom to pacify him; all of that were things that I've done as 47 at one time or another. The use of disguise by Cruise in particular was definitely a distinct trademark tactic that 47 employs.

So what I really cared more about was the use of proper stealth in this particular scene that the actual Hitman movie lacks (with its uncharacteristic shootout every chance it gets). Even if not Abrams, if only writers would just learn from the Mission Impossible scene, I'm sure they could have made a better Hitman film.

Also, watching that scene also makes me want to see a crossover battle between Ethan Hunt and Agent 47 in a stealth-based battle, just for the fun of it.
Originally Posted by Osiris
While playing Hitman 2, I just thought that the kidnapping of Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in "Mission Impossible 3" just totally felt like one of the many stealth infiltration missions from the games. J.J. Abrams should've done the Hitman movie adaptation instead.
No thanks, I don't need to be teased about who 47's parents are or have it be answered in the most underwhelming fashion possible.
Sorry. I had to Chang that. Getting my references all mixed up.
You are not wrong.
While playing Hitman 2, I just thought that the kidnapping of Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in "Mission Impossible 3" just totally felt like one of the many stealth infiltration missions from the games. J.J. Abrams should've done the Hitman movie adaptation instead.
Or should I type, "ship." Very clever indeed.