Director: Patrick Hughes
Writer: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy (Screenplay)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L Jackson, Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas, Richard E Grant, Caroline Goodall, Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman
Plot: The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius’s wife Sonia.
Tagline – Hit me baby one more time
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starts as Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is still suffering nightmares of his time around Darius Kincaid (Jackson), forcing him to go on a sabbatical. Only Michael’s planned holiday returns to a nightmare when Sonia Kincaid (Hayek) finds him and gets him to help rescue Darius.
When the three a reunited, they find that they are being blackmailed into working together or face jail time, putting the three combustible elements together in a world where nobody can trust anyone.
Thoughts on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Thoughts – The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is an action comedy sequel that will see the reunion of bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid, as they must work together to escape the situation they find themselves in, with the added mix of Darius wife, Sonia, the firecracker from the first film, unleashed. Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard continues to have the constant bickering between Reynolds and Jackson, which works for large parts, but doesn’t feel as fresh as it wants to be. When it comes to Selma Hayek adds plenty of mixture to the comedy, getting more laughs than the guys in the film. The action is pretty standard, while getting one moment to fully poke fun at the over-the-top ideas people have been coming up with for action sequences too. Sadly, this does seem to have that extra spark missing, which we have seen from both actors in other pairings in the past.
Final Thoughts – The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is another standard action comedy in this franchise.