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Watch: ‘Hardcore Henry’ Trailer Will Make You Realize the Power of Perspective

Watch: 'Hardcore Henry' Trailer Will Make You Realize the Power of Perspective

STX Entertainment wants audiences to break a sweat and raise their heartbeats with their latest high-concept action flick, “Hardcore Henry.” Writer and director Ilya Naishuller tells the story of the eponymous character by playing with the audience’s perspective, thanks to a first-person point of view wherein the camera aims to make it impossible for audiences not to feel part of the film’s premise.

“Hardcore Henry” tells the story of one man’s resurrection from the dead, as he wakes up only to realize that an evil warlord reigns and his army of mercenaries is trying to kill him in order to achieve world domination. Telling the difference between enemy and ally is a life or death decision for Henry, a man whom audiences will likely feel perhaps a bit too comfortable with by the time the end credits finally roll. 

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Stars Danila Kozlovsky, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha and Sveta Ustinova settle into the terrifying political climate in the film’s bleak Moscow setting, while Haley Bennett and Sharlto Copley pull from their action-packed movie pasts to play Henry’s allies. 

Check out the debaucherous insanity that comes with waking up to the fight of your life in this new trailer for “Hardcore Henry, up above.

“Hardcore Henry” will next screen at SXSW this week, and will be followed by a theatrical release on April 8. 

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