Hitman’s Bodyguard, a movie review

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan

(2017) 1h58min/ Action,comedy

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Michael Bryce: You won’t last one hour without me.

Darius Kinkaid: Fuck you!

Michael Bryce: Eat my ass!

Darius Kinkaid: That’s what she said.

With a budget of $30 million this movie made $65 million at the box office. This movie is described as the world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.  This movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson

The movie poster showing Ryan Reynolds carrying Samuel L. Jackson is a spoof of the poster for The Bodyguard in 1992 where Kevin Costner is carrying Whitney Houston. Even the tag-lines are the same (albeit with pronoun changes). Samuel L. Jackson spoke a hundred and twenty-two expletives throughout the running time.

Reunites Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman for the third time. They previously appeared in True Romance in 1993 and RoboCop in 2014. This will be the second collaboration between Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds after Turbo in 2013. In Deadpool in 2016, Wade Wilson/Deadpool played by Ryan Reynolds talks about Samuel L. Jackson and his role of Nick Fury. A little over a year later, the two actors appear in this film together.

Jeff Wadlow was going to direct the movie, but left to finish True Memoirs of an International Assassin in 2016. For the first and second act of the story it was average at best. Its humour is bold and not for everyone. Its gets way more interesting in Act 2. All the story sums up in the last Act and you are rewarded with many interesting action scenes worth seeing. The ending concludes in a typical fashion. I recommend this movie to people who like the actors in the movie.

Darius Kinkaid: Tick-tock, motherfucker!

7/10

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