Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will make you laugh hard. However, an almost perfect rehash of the first movie without its charms, make this sequel an easily forgettable movie.
Bigger, louder, more bloated, and without any discernible reason for existing, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard takes what made the first movie great and cranks it up to twenty. However, it also lost part of its charm which was the banter between Ryan Reynolds‘ Michael Bryce and Samuel L. Jackson‘s Darius Kincaid.
Instead, Salma Hayek is front and center here. Without her overly vulgar yet charming Sonia Kincaid, the sequel would have been VERY hard to watch. Director Patrick Hughes made a great decision to unleash the beast with Hayek. She’s easily become the center and heart of this movie while Reynolds get pushed to the sidelines to become a literal third wheel. Good luck having a baby, Samuel L. (Age 72) & Salma (54)!
However, despite the charms of its ensemble, the movie fails to protect us from repetitive and tired genre tropes, the senseless violence and raunchy humor. Even Morgan Freeman gets a taste of that.
I didn’t forget to mention that Antonio Banderas plays Aristotle Papdopolous, the Greek rich guy that our heroes are chasing. However, his presence didn’t add any value to the movie, and I honestly forgot about his role less than twenty minutes after finishing to watch. I actually had to search for his name on IMDB.
Should you watch it?
You don’t need to love the first movie in order to laugh watching this one. It’s like the old timey pictures of the 1940s studio era. We know exactly the personas before we see it.
Where can I watch it?
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is now playing in theaters. Meanwhile, you can watch the first movie Hitman’s Bodyguard on Netflix.