No controllers are needed for this first person perspective shooter crossbreed movie come to life. Reminiscent of but unlike previous point of view movies such as the Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, Hardcore Henry separates itself entirely by giving the audience the perspective of the main character. What ensues is an extreme roller coaster ride that doesn't press pause for 90 full minutes of high octane excitement.

If you've ever played a Call of Duty game or if you're familiar with the premise with the popular franchise then you'll be at home here. Henry, our titular hero, is the silent protagonist who is awoken and brought back to life by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett) to help her escape from a floating fortress science laboratory above Russia. Once you land your wife is promptly kidnapped by a telekinesis powered bad guy and his minions that are hell bent on killing you. Along the way he's joined by Jimmy (District 9's Sharlto Copley) who keeps getting killed and revived into widely various personalities that help guide Henry through the violence and mayhem.

The premise can be a lot to swallow for most audience members. This movie is made for a plugged-in generation of gamers. Being a lifelong gamer I felt right at home in the chaos. However, the camera angle did give me a pretty mean motion sickness headache. I can only figure that most people won't have the same experience, but most people will be turned off from the movie because of these reasons. This is not a new experience, as every time one of these POV movies is released you'll hear stories of people regurgitating in the theater or just leaving entirely. It's not a movie for everyone as Copley himself has stated in various interviews. Copley being one of the driving forces behind the movie getting made. He truly is the best part of the movie as he switches personalities and wardrobe seamlessly in scenes that appear fluid and immersive. The dance scene, don't worry action fans it's fun, towards the end of the move was mostly impressive as a continuous shot with camera magic being thrown in.

Most impressive are the stunts and action set pieces that were mostly real. Special recognition is in order for the stuntmen and women that risked life and limb for these scenes. Remarkably the stunts only resulted in a few stitches and a chipped tooth. If you've seen the trailer and were even remotely interested in experiencing it on the big screen then you should give it a shot. You won't see anything like this all year long and probably for a long time to come. It's a hard move to recommend to everyone as I know that most will be turned off by the premise, violence, or camera trickery. Many believe that the setup is gimmicky, but I found it to be refreshing and fun. This is a movie that might work better on the smaller screen of your house because you can pause the experience whenever you need a break, but once it gets started you won't want it to stop.