Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Comic Review: Hitman

Hitman By Garth Ennis

Have you ever seen "Ying Xiong Ban Shi" (英雄本色) directed by John Woo and starring Chow Yun Fat. There's a scene in the episode where the heroes are dying and the main villain gloats:
"You think good people get a happily ever after? Hah."

10 minutes later, an old hero with bullet wound in his heart, with only enough energy to lift up his gun one inch off the ground smiles and says, "So what? You think bad guys live happily ever after either?" The old hero promply shoots the Main Villain in the head.

That's scene, if you enjoyed it, is the whole gist of Hitman. It's not a simple scene. There's existentialism, definitions of moral boundaries, and morbid comedy timing.

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