Don Reviews "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard"
The Secret Service is probably the most famous group responsible for human protection. At one point in my life, I actually thought about joining their ranks myself, and I found it fascinating that they were created as part of the Department of the Treasury combating counterfeiting. Many members of this team started in personal protection as bodyguards, and I have wondered if Michael Bryce from “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” had these types of goals for himself after getting back his “AAA” rating.
“The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” picks up some time after the ending of the previous film with Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) trying to deal with losing his professional license as well as the trauma caused by the few days he spent with Darius Kinkaid (Samuel L. Jackson). While on vacation (where he has sworn off of bodyguarding and guns) he runs into Darius’ wife, Sonia (Salma Hayek), who lets him know that her husband has been taking by the mafia while finding out about a plot by Aristotle Papadopolous (a blond Antonio Banderas) on behalf of sanctions against Greece to black out all of Europe.
This film has the same look and feel as the original film, as it is directed again by Patrick Hughes. Just like the first, there is a lot of violence combined with great comedy and even a script that expands on the story of the film that came before it.
This is definitely one of those movies you can go to and just have some fun. At about 100 minutes long, it is well paced and kept me interested. The level of violence and gore is at least the same as the first film to earn another “R” rating, so keep that in mind as you pick who you see this with. All in all, I enjoyed “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” and will recommend it to be seen at a Saturday matinee in a theater.