Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Movie Review

The expectation is pretty high in this 2017 smash hit sequel, ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.’ The movie shows how Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is once again under pressure. This time by the hitman’s wife Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). She wants Bryce to save her man Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). However, carrying out the job lands them in bigger trouble.

Movie details:

Subtitle: N/A

Size: 5.57 GB (1080p HD)/ 3.49 GB (720p HD)/ 2.8 GB (SD)

Released Year: 2021

Quality: 4K Ultra-HD

Language: English

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Full Name: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Format: Blu-ray, 4K, Digital_copy

Cast: Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Story

The sequel shows Sonia Kincaid chasing Michael Bryce with blazing guns. She goes all-in to make Bryce pursue a mission that he wants to leave behind. Therefore, his wish to relax and be away from all other activities is gone for a toss. What’s more, is that the woman only wants to take a yes for an answer from Bryce.

Darius, Sonia’s husband, has been kidnapped, and the pair, urgently hoping for a child, must be reunited to complete the mission. However, they must pay a bigger cost of carrying out the rescue attempt.

The turning point shows Bobby O’Neill (Frank Grillo), an Interpol agent captures them in order to track down Aristotle Papadopoulos (Antonio Banderas). He is the baddy who is planning to create destruction all across Europe. This is his ploy to avenge the penalties on him, the trio is put in grave danger.

Of course, Darius’s wife is the driving force behind everything this time. Moreover, Salma Hayek’s interpretation of the character’s loud and raunchy persona throws prudence to the wind.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Review

Salma Hayek gets a few laughs without being unpleasant, but some of her interactions with Michael Jackson are cringeworthy. So much with the film’s narrative, Samuel Jackson has nothing new to deliver, considering the flow of the story. On the other hand, Ryan Reynold once again proves his excellence in this genre of characters. He shines through in the movie as an honest security agent baffled by his life’s many twists and turns.

Morgan Freeman is as usual a treat to the eyes when he does what he is best at. Not to forget, Antonio Banderas and his natural style of portraying a negative character. He’s a breath of fresh air when he arrives just as the plot becomes tedious and repetitious. Although not particularly slick, the action is excellent. Also, the humorous aspect of the movie almost makes up for all the other loopholes.

Undoubtedly, it’s a hastily put-together premise that’s pretty mindless. However, it has the potential to add action and comedy into the narrative — the two pillars that keep this movie running. Unless you start asking too many thoughtful questions, this starstruck comedy/crime potboiler is quite an entertainer.  

Patrick Hughes, director and Tom O’Connor, the writer manages to retain some of the eccentricities of the original creation. For example, Michael’s fixation with the ‘Triple A’ rating for his security services and his coming to Darius’ rescue, is the foundation of all hell breaking loose.

Final thoughts

‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ is more like a spontaneous and less-thought about sequel. It seems to project too much at the same time that may come out as ‘frantic’ for the audience. However, the work of all three actors, including Hayek, Jackson, and Reynolds, is commendable. In addition, the Kincaid couple’s theme song “Hello” is a noteworthy contribution of Lionel Richie. Overall, it is a decent movie and a good option for a weekend break. 

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