Hardcore Henry (Russian: Хардкор; also known simply as Hardcore in some countries) is a 2015 Russian-American science-fiction action film written, co-produced, and directed by Ilya Naishuller, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Naishuller, Inga Vainshtein Smith and Ekaterina Kononenko. The film was shot almost entirely from a first-person perspective.
Waking up in a tank of water inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls a gang of bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle (Haley Bennett), greets him and says his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with hi-tech cybernetic prostheses, a group of mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle’s research is Akan’s corporate property. He kills Estelle’s fellow scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod and land in a highway in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries shortly after, while Henry is incapacitated and forced into a firefight.
Henry is rescued from the mercenaries by a mysterious man, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley), who informs him that his cybernetic implants are running out of power, and that he will die if he does not find a way to recharge. Jimmy is almost immediately killed by corrupt cops bought out by Akan, and Henry is forced to fight his way through both cops and mercenaries, sneaking onto a bus to evade them. He is shortly joined by Jimmy — no worse for the wear, disguised as an alcoholic, odorous bum — who informs him that one of Akan’s associates, named Slick Dimitry, has a cybernetic charging pump implanted in his heart, which Henry can use to recharge. Shortly thereafter, Henry and Jimmy are attacked by a flamethrower-wielding goon. Jimmy is incinerated, but Henry manages to escape and sneaks into Dimitry’s complex, where he receives a message from Akan taunting him. Henry finds and chases Dimitry throughout the city before incapacitating him; just as Dimitry promises him more information, Dimitry is killed by a sniper. Henry removes the pump and receives a call from Jimmy, who directs Henry to a brothel.
Henry heads to the brothel and meets two more versions of Jimmy — a cocaine-addicted lothario and a shy, awkward geek in a sweatervest — who manage to replace his pump. Shortly after, the brothel is attacked by Akan’s forces. Henry successfully defends himself after an extended gunfight, but encounters Akan, who taunts him about Estelle’s kidnapping and reveals she is being transported somewhere by an armored convoy. Akan hurls Henry, literally, out of the brothel.
Outside, Henry encounters another Jimmy — now a marijuana-obsessed hippie/biker — who transports him to Akan’s convoy. After a firefight, Henry finds Estelle in the truck leading the convoy; before he can rescue her, Akan strikes him unconscious and knocks him out of the truck.
Henry is left for dead by the side of the road, but Jimmy manages to find and resuscitate him, only to be shelled by a tank shortly afterwards. After killing the tank crew, fending off a helicopter, and failing to tame a runaway horse, Henry follows another of Jimmy’s signals leads him to yet another Jimmy — a gruff sniper in a ghillie suit — who leads him to an abandoned hotel, where Jimmy is headquartered in a secret laboratory built inside. Here, the real Jimmy — a quadriplegic scientist — reveals his motive for helping Henry: revenge against Akan, who snapped his spine after his attempt to make cyborg super-soldiers like Henry failed. He reveals the other Jimmys are dormant clones of himself that he can remotely control, which he created to regain mobility and indulge in vices, as demonstrated through an elaborate song-and-dance number involving several of his clones. The clones attack Henry after Jimmy realizes that Henry has unknowingly been broadcasting his location to Akan, leading to a massive strike force closing in on both Henry and Jimmy. After a fight, Henry manages to disable the clones and convinces Jimmy to help. Henry and various clones of Jimmy — ranging from a stereotypical punk rocker to a posh WWII Colonel — fight their way out of the complex, killing the mercenaries’ leader Yuri by dropping the laboratory on him via plastic explosives.
Jimmy and Henry drive to Akan’s headquarters, a massive skyscraper. They fight their way into an elevator, but Jimmy is mortally wounded. Before dying, Jimmy thanks Henry for being the closest friend he had, and removes the block keeping Henry’s memories from him, which will allow them to gradually come back to him. Henry fights his way to the highest floor, where he is greeted by Akan, revealing that an army of cyborg super-soldiers are being fed Henry’s memories of the day so far, up to escaping with Estelle from the ship. One such soldier awakens and attacks Henry, but Henry kills him and replaces his battery with the soldier’s more powerful version. The rest of the army awaken and chase Henry up to the roof of the building.
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