Movie Review #2085: THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD
Messrs Reynolds & Jackson are back in the follow up to 2017’s outing of the same name, minus the wife.
The original was a light-hearted romp via gratuitous violence, body dispatches, exploding assets and a whole variety of laughs and this one is more of the same. Main difference is the presence Selma Hayek, Samuel L’s motor-mouth spouse who seems to try and rule the proceedings but only succeeds in being the primary irritant.
Starts off slow and tedious but does get better and some of the laughs prove to be quite funny, although I’m sure there’s only a finite number of collisions, prangs, shootings, bounces and general mayhem that Ryan Reynolds’ body can take before becoming one of the aforementioned dispatchees.
Morgan Freeman shows up in a cameo and Antonio Banderas make a suitably nasty bad guy even if every time he opens his mouth, I can’t help but think of Puss In Boots!
Overall mildly amusing and if you enjoyed the first one no doubt you’ll enjoy this too.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.