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Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Review: It Is A Lot Of Silly Fun!



Hitman’s Wife’s BodyGuard

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid. As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman

Rating: ** ½

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Review: Promise me  you won’t look for anything more than goofy  fun, and I promise  you two hours  of  laughter  and escapist fun. Hitman’s  Wife’s Bodyguard brings back the  2017  trio  of actors. Samuel L Jackson and  Salma Hayek are an  assassin and his deadly wife. Reynolds, an actor I find always enjoyable (beyond Deadpool)  is  their reluctant  bodyguard.

I say reluctant, because  Michael Bryce  wants to  get as far away from this lethal couple  as  possible. But somehow  he can’t shrug off them off. Not  as long as  they  continue  to be so much fun together.My  favourite  of the  trio is  the stunningly sexy Salma Hayek  who is to Mexico what the Eiffel  Tower  is  to France. This Mexican beauty  defies age  and defines onscreen chutzpah so vividly  , I am sold even before she starts her hijinks.

I am  happy to tell you that this  time Salma’s Sonia  Kincaid has  more footage, more action, more  oomph, more everything than the  2017 film. This time Sonia is  the  woman in-charge,  blazing guns  and  all. Many a times she becomes  a bodyguard  to  her hitman  husband’s bodyguards.

As they negotiate  their way through numerous chases and bomb blasts  Reynolds and  Hayek have themselves a  blast .The enjoyment  they  derive  from the slim material(the plot is skimpier than Ms Hayek’s clothes and far  less voluptuous) is throbbing with a contagious  quirkiness. In some action scenes Ms Hayek  takes centrestage while  Mr Reynolds literally hides behind her (teensieweensie) skirt.

I would have just been  happy   watching the  two of them whoop it up across the most exotic  locations, cars crashing with  a frequency that would alarm Rohit Shetty. But  the  darned  plot  kicks in  ,with  a groan-inducing gravity. The archvillain  turns  out to be some guy who wants to destroy Europe’s power grid and  take over the world, blah blah.The megalomaniacal  villain is played by Antonio Banderas .And surprise, he too has the hots for  Ms Hayek.

The  more the merrier, I  say. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is  more  goofy and enjoyable  than the first  film where the lack of  plot-meat  was  conspicuous. This time,  the crisp editing ,the rapidfire action and most of all the  Hayek-Reynolds combo keeps pulling and yanking us along into their world  of gunfire and  martial arts,  and  deadends that suddenly open up into new  avenues for  the  narrative to  take us  for a ride.

While the  film is flimsily fulfilling all  the way , two interludes  had me gagging with laughter. One is in a boat  where Salma  explains to  a redfaced Reynolds  why her  husband and she  have not been able to  make a  baby as yet, as  a bunch of  nuns  listen in . The  other is  a scene where  Salma insists  Reynolds  is obsessed with her  breasts.

Somewhere  towards  the end Morgan Freeman shows  up as  Ryan Reynolds’  estranged father. In case you haven’t noticed, Reynolds is white , Freeman  is black. Looking for logic in this  film is  like looking for a  swimmingpool in Deadpool.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
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Directed by Patrick Hughes
Produced by ·        Matt O’Toole

·        Les Weldon

·        Yariv Lerner

Screenplay by ·        Tom O’Connor

·        Brandon Murphy

·        Phillip Murphy

Story by Tom O’Connor
Based on Characters
by Tom O’Connor
Starring ·        Ryan Reynolds

·        Samuel L. Jackson

·        Salma Hayek

·        Frank Grillo

·        Richard E. Grant

·        Antonio Banderas

·        Morgan Freeman

Music by Atli Örvarsson
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited by ·        Michael J. Dutchie

·        Jack Hutchings

·        Millennium Media

·        Nu Boyana Film Studios

·        Campbell Grobman Films

·        Film i Väst

·        FilmGate Films

Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date ·        June 16, 2021 (United States)
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50–70 million
Box office $55.3 million

Trailer of the Movie

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