Friday, September 8, 2017
Friday Flicks: The Hitman's Bodyguard
What it's about
OK, we've seen this story line before so this should be quick. We have the awesome bodyguard who's life is in shambles because a client died on his watch. We have the world's most successful hitman with numerous kills to his name. Sadly, he's locked away for life and so is his beautiful wife. And then we have the awful dictator accused of killing hundreds of people on trial with no witnesses to validate these claims. Well, of course Darius, our hitman, is a witness but getting him into another country to testify might be a little tricky. First Interpol tries but someone on the inside leaked info and they almost lose our hitman. Luckily the lead agent gets them to a safe house but doesn't dare call it in because she suspects a leak. So she calls our down and out Michael, her exboyfriend. Now charged with getting Darius to Amersterdam to testify against the scumbag dictator who has men everywhere trying to kill them, Michael and Darius will form a hilarious bond that gives us movie goers the most entertaining time we've had in a long time.
This movie is the most hilarious movie I've seen in a long time. It's one of those movies you sort of fear will have shown all the funny parts in the previews but, no, this one saved some good laughs for us. It reminded me of the good ol' Lethal Weapon's movies. A laugh a minute with kickass car chase
Ryan Reynolds plays the grouchy life-sucks-and it's-everyone-else's-fault character perfectly. And Samuel L. Jackson is his usual foul mouthed, irreverent self.
Salma Hayek was absolutely hilarious as Samuel's wife. She was a scary crazy that just made me laugh. Her and Samuel's romance was too perfect. It had me in stitches.
The plot, while not super original was pieced together beautifully and had you on the edge of your seat hoping everything would turn out and just as you'd think you couldn't take it anymore some moment would ease the tension by making you laugh hysterically.
The dictator played by Gary Oldman was perfectly evil. I wanted to choke him out. And even though you know he won't win you still sort of fear he will. That man knows how to do creepy.
I couldn't recommend this one enough. I though it would be funny and entertaining but it was beyond that. I loved it. I want to see it again and I'll definitely be buying this one so I can enjoy it over and over again.
Do you give the same old formulaic story lines a shot or always look for something new? I know I do. I love seeing a formula I know I'll like and then having it take that formula to a whole new height of awesomness.
See it in theaters!!!!