I watched this recently:
It was once an actual flash based graphic novel and a French one at that. then became an actual graphic novel which the flash website was based and finally a limited edition movie straight to Netflix.
I like Magneto aka Michael Fassbender. he sometimes comes across as too serious that it’s pretty unintentionally comedic. like are you going to stare holes through my soul or some shit? Lolz. Well its rare (actually: never) that David Fincher does action. so you can bank on it being an arthouse action flick (which it is). it’s visually gorgeous you actually do feel like you’re in Paris or other parts of the world throughout. so there’s that.
what makes this compelling and watch worthy is it puts you in the pilots seat. You become an assassin and you get a feel and taste of what that is actually like. And its not like the Tom Cruise interpretation of it in Collateral (though that movie was one of the few of his I actually did like). The suspension of belief involved in thinking Jerry McGuire is a contract killer was too much to expect even from Maverick. But Fassbender plays a human terminator quite exceedingly well, and there are some comedic bits. Like sniping a French prostitute while she was about to get nasty with her rich client. The more the antagonist narrates the more we realize the life of a high end contract killer was hardly even believable, much less sustainable. Be in one city or another at a moments notice. be in the middle of a jungle, or wearing all manner of disguises. only if you’re a CIA assassin perhaps. Yet it’s fun to see what it might actually look like in real life even if its not totally believable.
I give it 3.5 ★‘s mostly b/c it lacked any decent hot chicks and gratuitous explosions.
this is what the graphic novel actually looked like btw: