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GoPro-fueled 'Hardcore Henry's' POV: Wild, fast and out of control

GoPro-fueled 'Hardcore Henry's' POV: Wild, fast and out of control

An experiential grenade tossed into the action genre, "Hardcore Henry" locks you in to 90 minutes of first-person mayhem that, while signaling an impressive aesthetic breakthrough as subjective moviemaking, is too stuck in the swamp of empty machismo to be anything more than the feature equivalent of a soar-and-crash overdose.

Russian writer-director Ilya Naishuller, expanding on a viral music video that caught the eye of spurt-and-polish action filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (who produced), strapped GoPro cameras to operators and rigs to simulate the experience of Henry, a voiceless cyborg who was once human, now resurrected and rebuilt by his beautiful scientist wife,...

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