THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

I had a good time with The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the Patrick Hughes directed action/comedy in which Ryan Reynolds stars as the bodyguard to Samuel L. Jackson’s Hitman who needs to be safely delivered to testify in court.

A lot of the fun in this movie is thanks to the dialogue and action sequences. It ended up not really mattering how ridiculous and unbelievable some of the action seemed, let alone the forced romance that resulted in awkward dialogue and questionable chemistry between Reynolds and his love interest (Elodie Yung). The reason why The Hitman’s Bodyguard remains watchable is because the most important chemistry, that between Jackson and Reynolds is near enough faultless.

The number of times the word m********* flew out of Jackson’s mouth didn’t bother me at all. After all, no one really delivers that word quite the way he does. There’s also the beautiful visuals of London, England and Amsterdam in the summertime to enjoy.

The truth is, you’re not going to be able to completely suspend your disbelief as you watch this movie, But, a good time, you shall have. Especially if you’re already a fan of Jackson and Reynolds individually. I haven’t even mentioned how fun Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman’s characters are to watch.

Happy Film Loving


5 thoughts on “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017): The Things I Liked…”

      1. Is that meant to be “What will I watch for the 15th time this week?” Lol. If so then it’ll have to be The Social Network, with Jesse eisenberg and Andrew Garfield

      2. Thanks for the answer to the the question I didn’t think to ask. I welcome it. 😊
        I was really referencing your very strong feelings for The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
        Nevertheless, now that you’ve confessed to watching The Social Network an interesting number of times, I’m guessing that means I should be expecting a review from you any day now, right? 😃👍

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