The Hitman’s Bodyguard is none other than a modern day action film, which will just make you feel comfortable about the fight scenes and witty dialogues throughout the movie. This not-so-impressive neither a poorly made average film lacks the visual essence found in films his other like John Wick, Atomic Blonde, or The Raid. The Hitman’s Bodyguard will give you all ’90s action movie feels, without any hesitation.
In the film, Ryan’s life changes forever when his status of an AAA-certified bodyguard to a high-profile target is tarnished, resulting in an unexpected murder of a rich arms dealer he’d been hired to protect. For next two years, he spends every day driving cheap getaway cars instead of his preferred Jaguars, and protect mid-level, drug-addicted lawyers from their pursuers.
Later, Bryce is given one last shot at saving his reputation when he’s hired by his ex-girlfriend Amelia (Elodie Yung), an up-and-coming Interpol agent, to guard Jackson’s, Darius Kincaid – a world-renowned hitman, who shares a bad professional history with Michael. The film boasts one hilarious supporting turn by Salma Hayek as Sonia, Darius’ independent and fierce wife, for whom he would sacrifice everything to save. She gives the same kind of self-aware performance that Reynolds and Jackson do. Instead of shying away from or ignoring the inherent goofiness of the film’s plot and characters, the trio dive headfirst into them. And this truly acts as a savior in the entire film.
To sum it up, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are no less than a married couple who are having constant disagreements on certain decisions. Though the first half is all about the chaotic action scenes, the other half will give you all husband and wife argument feels. Before you enter the theatre, make your mind clear with what to expect from The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The unrealistic action, insensible fight sequence and exaggerated spat between the duo become redundant enough to bore you to death.
We give The Hitman’s Bodyguard 1.5 stars with no kink!
Brownie points for Ryan! 😉
The Hitman's Bodyguard is none other than a modern day action film, which will just make you feel comfortable about the fight scenes and witty dia...1.5