Michael Bryce is the world’s best bodyguard, one day, he is given the job to protect a hitman, Darius Kincaid, and bring him to the International Court Of Justice. This film was directed by Patrick Hughes and stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.
To be honest, this movie is better than what I expected; I entered the cinemas, thinking it would be so lame but to my surprise, it’s not lame at all, it’s actually a good brainless action/comedy movie.
I am going to start this review by saying that there’s nothing original in the story, it’s very commercial and very basic. The plot is well-developed, and I liked how it was constructed [going from past to present and vice versa] but what I loved the most is the characters, I think they make the film fun and enjoyable. Everything in the film is basic: the acting, the visuals and the story but the characters, despite the fact that they are deja-vu, are very likable, memorable and funny, especially Darius and Sonia.
Another thing I want to mention is that unlike most American films, I found ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ to be funny; I actually laughed while watching it and I enjoyed the sarcasm.
Moreover, concerning the acting, I mentioned that it is basic and all but I felt like Salma Hayek was over-acting and I felt like there was no chemistry whatsoever between Samuel and her.
I can’t really tell you more about this film because everything is basic besides the characters and the cast [I love Gary Oldmand and Samuel L. Jackson, too bad they had to act for this film] but for this type of film with this story, I don’t expect it to be better. I don’t really advice you to watch it, if you can watch something else then go watch that something else. If you like movies with a lot of action, a lot of comedy and not a lot of thinking then this is your film.
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I actually wanted to write a review on ‘Annabelle: Creation’ but it was banned in Lebanon *cries*