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David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’: A Gripping Tale of Homicidal Procedure

In David Fincher’s new film ‘The Killer,’ Michael Fassbender stars as a chilling professional hitman known only by his occupation. The film opens with a gripping sequence in which the titular character sets up a hit in a Parisian penthouse, providing a detailed monologue on the methodology and philosophy of his work.

Fassbender’s character is a meticulous planner, as seen in the film’s tagline, ‘Execution is everything.’ The pun cleverly encapsulates both the hitman’s line of work and the precision required to carry out his task. Interestingly, this focus on execution extends beyond the hitman’s actions to Fincher’s filmmaking technique. This is especially evident in the film’s opening sequence where every detail is carefully crafted, from the selection of music to the hitman’s carefully calculated moves.

However, things quickly spiral out of control when an unexpected visitor derails the hitman’s carefully laid plans. Forced to deal with the aftermath of a failed hit and the consequences that follow, Fassbender’s character embarks on a thrilling journey of self-defense and revenge.

While the film boasts meticulous craftsmanship and some ingenious sequences, it often fails to live up to the high stakes and tension set up in the opening sequence. The narrative of the hitman’s journey tends to fall into familiar territory, with sequences and character actions reminiscent of many other thrillers.

Despite this, Fassbender’s performance is commendable, perfectly capturing the cold, precise nature of his character. However, the film does falter in its portrayal of other characters, such as Tilda Swinton’s role, which seems to lack the depth and complexity of Fassbender’s hitman.

‘The Killer,’ with its focus on the meticulous procedure of homicide, provides an intriguing exploration of a hitman’s life. However, the film’s reliance on technique and familiar thriller tropes may leave viewers wanting more from Fincher’s latest offering.

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