Henry is a mechanical puppet that doesn’t utter a single line, because of the technical speaker malfunction. Although you can experience everything from his perspective, well you can feel the punches, kicks, and also being stabbed. Surprisingly, his lack of communication enhances the film with a thrilling environment, a kick from the backside, or shots from the heads up. This movie is just perfect if you want to enjoy it with the VR headsets. Henry is just as lost as you are when the film begins, thus making the experience a mutual adventure. Adversely, by the time the plot twist is reached at the end, you find yourself knowing even less of Henry than you did at the beginning.
Hardcore Henry has an amazing thought and executes it with an excess of boldness which is important to keep the jar of adrenaline running for 96 minutes with an unnatural plot. The first person point of view can be effortlessly thought of as a contrivance and to some extent it is.
There is no ethical message or call to action here, only a singular objective to get from point A to point B with a ton of savagery, blood, and beheading along the way. Henry’s the main character here, yet he’s in no way, shape or form the hero. The whole mission was about roaming and running around Russian streets. The only persons who wants to help Henry gets shot.
So, the director Ilya Naishuller wants us to enjoy a fun, action filled VR Ready movie right now! The first person movie genre may become one of the best in the business if they can be made with merit.