Hardcore Henry is all about kicking ass in this first-person action film

Written by: Jonathan Kevin Castillo

Film | Feb 14, 2016

Action Film first-person Hardcore Henry

George Romero called the remake of his "Dawn of the Dead" a videogame. He said this with a sneer, expressing his somewhat dissatisfaction of the film. If you think about micro-managing people inside a confined space, ensuring to keep them all happy whilst unleash all sorts of hell, a twisted hybrid of "RollerCoaster Tycoon," "State of Decay," and "Sims," then, yes, it might feel like a videogame.


Other directors have toyed around with their shots that many felt more like an actual videogame. "The Children of Men" for instance, the single long take sequence felt "Metal Gear" down to its core, running through a war inflicted zone, staying hidden, shooting at enemies that spotted Clive Owen.

But "Hardcore Henry" a 2015 film, takes this meaning to a whole new direction. It's a film slated for an April 2016 theatrical release. It feels like "Mirror Edge" that comes live in the screen. Yes, it's exactly that. "Hardcore Henry" is a first person action film and there's a lot of ass kicking in it. And it would be incredulous not to admit we're a little giddy about it.

This style of filming also seems to explore the whole VR bonanza that everyone keeps on talking about these days. With stuff like the Samsung Gear VR, and several others following suit, things are tend to change one way or another.

Now when the big dudes come out, and I'm talking about the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive, it won't be just a change of gaming entertainment. We're getting a complete media entertainment overhaul. Films included. IMAX and 4DX had been fine gimmicks, but VR will be something else entirely. It won't be a platform that everyone will enjoy, granted, but it will be part of a massive change in the future.

The only barrier now is making sure the audience wouldn't puke in their seats.

Here's the trailer for "Hardcore Henry."


About the author: Jonathan Kevin Castillo

Jonathan is hiding from a lynch mob after messing with the wrong basketball team. His favorite song is "Boys do Fall in Love" by Robin Gibb.


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