by on August 21, 2017

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Hitman's Bodyguard Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a funny, nearly non-stop ride where Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson just seem to have a total blast acting like begrudging peers on the same journey. (And yes, there is a ton of foul language throughout)

Ryan Reynolds movies

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, at first, if I paid attention to the marketing, felt like a Deadpool prequel, but surprisingly, it wasn’t necessarily Reynolds I saw as the pre-Deadpool, snarky-ass mo-fo!

The cast includes, hmm, I already mentioned Reynolds and Jackson, but also includes Salma Hayek as Mrs. Deadpool… sorry, I mean Kincaid. She was channeling that same snarky, tough-man mode, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Kirsty Mitchell, & Joaquim de Almeida (Who ALWAYS plays the bad guy, no matter what he’s in… oh crap, was that a spoiler?) tends to round out the cast.

Samuel L. Jackson movies.

Directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, Red Hill) off a screenplay by Tom O.Connor.

Now if you haven’t seen the latest marketing for the film, it’s on par with what you might expect, just some good, old fashion snarky fun. Pretty much the trailer tells you most of what you need to know.

The world’s top bodyguard, according to Michael Bryce (Reynolds) gets a new client, a hit man named Darius Kincaid (Jackson) who must testify at the International Court of Justice against an evil war lord named Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman).

When the elite police task force escort gets smite while trying to escort Kincaid to his trail, the lone survivor, the ex-girlfriend of Bryce, calls him, knowing if anyone can get this highly valuable target to court, it’s Bryce!

Gary Oldman movies.

The moment they both realize who the other is, it’s a slapfest of a wrestle, as they violently disarm each other. And it’s initially all downhill from there.

And then, there’s Dukhovich and his army of hitmen, on the path along the way to Kincaid’s testimonial against him.

And let the fun begin.

This film is a great mix of hilarious, fun, and serious action, mixed with moments of some insightful backgrounds on our two stars. The history bits are almost boring, but very important to learn for this fun two-hour journey.

Let me be clear, this was pure, gun-porn, popcorn fun. There were some serious moments, but overall, the audience had a blast watching the movie and to be honest, this film won’t be for everyone.

But this is like a Deadpoolish kind of film but Reynolds’ name is not on the production credits… it was just two fun actors just letting loose with each other with a fun script.

I gotta say, what movie won’t Samuel L. Jackson be in? And to be honest, I’m fine with it because he makes just about anything he does fun!

And despite the underlying levity of the film, Gary Oldman hits it out of the park with yet one more completely diverse character. Man, he just delivers so many unique characters over the years.

Again… there’s lots of foul language throughout…  like in this Redband trailer below!

The IMDb score is a 7.3/10. As far as my popcorn score, I’d give it the same, a 7/10 easy. I loved spending the money at the box office.

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