Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is a triple A rated, executive protection agent. After letting one of his clients get shot (accidentally), it’s downhill for him then onwards. That is, until Michael has a chance to redeem himself with a new client. Darius Kincaid (Samuel L Jackson) an assassin who’s had various attempts of bringing down Michael. Being forced to put their differences aside, the two have to work together and try to…well not get killed.
The Hitmans’s Bodyguard is everything I pretty much expected. Extremely funny. Extremely violent. A lot of swearing. Depending on what you’re into, that could be seen as positive or negative. The fact that it was an cliché didn’t stop from it being exceedingly entertaining. All of the witty banter between Reynolds and Jackson was undeniable and couldn’t have gone without it. I haven’t seen a film like this in a while, so I’m glad they’re still being made. Mixing up the comedy and action gave me some Nice Guys and Deadpool vibes.
I hope they kill him, I really do
All of the banter aside, there were a couple of intense scenes which were just not made to laugh at. These added that touch of sophistication to the movie as a whole. If it wasn’t for that slight seriousness, it would have been far to wacky and unrealistic (more than it already is). However, it could have toned down the tiniest bit. A scene a remember for dragging on far too long is when Samuel L Jackson is being chased in the speedboat. One of the most common scenes from an action movie ever. Anyway, it dragged on far to long to the point where it wasn’t funny or interesting.
Although she was hardly in it, the few scenes I can remember are the ones with Salma Hayek. When Samuel L Jackson’s character was saying how they met, that was pure over the top dark comedy. Also one of the few memorable scenes. All the scenes where she was in prison made me laugh out loud as well.
I probably will watch it again some time in the future and if you like over-violent and comedic films, this is for you. I’m not going to deny that it was hilarious, while the whole cinema was laughing. However, you’ve probably already seen this before in other movies and even then, it’s not that memorable.