Hardcore Henry, Action Thriller With Unique Experience

Hardcore Henry, the title doesn’t hold weight with marketing value. It resonates as a pornographic film from the seventies. Yet, don’t let the title deter you from what this Action, Thriller production offers. STX Entertainment issued the name change after acquiring the film for $10 million. The writer and director to “Hardcore Henry” (previously titled “Hardcore” ) is Ilya Naishuller. He took the tired found footage concept and casts it in a fresh, new direction. The film abandons conventional visual storytelling.

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Expressed is a unique medium presented from a point-of-view perspective. The visual concept has a strong presence in video game culture and entertainment. The film is best described as a FPS (first person shooter). Take a moment to view the adrenaline laced trailer (posted below). See for yourself why “Hardcore Henry” could be a top contender in box office sales in 2016.

The film was shot with Hero3 Black Edition cameras. Much like a FPS video game, the experienced occurs through the eyes of the protagonist. Ilya Naishuller presents  a unique concept, never before experienced in cinema.  Oren Aviv, president and chief content officer for STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group states:

“…Hardcore Henry is one of the most original, adrenaline-filled movie-going experiences to be presented in theaters in a long, long time…This film puts moviegoers into the story and experience in a fun and visceral new way with a first-person perspective that we really have not experienced before.”

The synopsis to “Hardcore Henry ” is as follows:

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry’s only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia.

This edge of your seat Action, Thriller targets a theatrical release of  April 8th 2016. According to Deadline, STX entertainment plans to unveil:

an aggressive screening campaign and is planning high-profile events to showcase the film.

“HardcoreHenry” stars Haley Bennett, Sharlto Copley, Danila KozlovskyCyrus Arnold, Darya Charusha

Source: Deadline


  1. Saw the trailer today. Very cool as far as the action goes. But will those bits of mayhem bring you through to a satisfying conclusion? Have to see it to believe it as they say.

    • Very true, the film offers an experience best served than believed to be. Be wary if susceptible to motion sickness. Offer Feedback we’d appreciate your opinion on the film.


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