Review: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Posted 6/11/21

After over a year of pandemic life, major Hollywood studios have come back to the fold with wide-release blockbusters, with “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” being in the first …

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Review: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Ryan Reynolds, left, as ’Michael Bryce,’ Salma Hayek as ’Sonia Kincaid,’ and Samuel L Jackson as ’Darius Kincaid’ are shown in a scene here from ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.’
Ryan Reynolds, left, as ’Michael Bryce,’ Salma Hayek as ’Sonia Kincaid,’ and Samuel L Jackson as ’Darius Kincaid’ are shown in a scene here from ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.’
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After over a year of pandemic life, major Hollywood studios have come back to the fold with wide-release blockbusters, with “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” being in the first wave of major motion pictures hitting theaters this summer.

Starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, Antonio Banderas and of course the one, the only Samuel L. Jackson, this film picks up where the last one left off. Michael Bryce is in therapy, kicked out of the AAA bodyguard association, and down on his luck.

That all changes when Darius’ wife, Sonia, approaches Michael with the task of helping her retrieve Darius after he has been kidnapped. This brings him back into the fold, eventually having to face Aristotle Papadopoulous as he tries to permanently disable the technological infrastructure of Europe.

To say that “Hitman’s Wife” is hilarious would be an understatement. The three leads all have terrific chemistry, which leads to great comedic moments throughout.

If “Deadpool,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Bad Boys” had a love-child, this would be it.

Surprisingly the action is also extremely well-executed, with functional direction and big action set pieces that leave you on the edge of your seat. Like all of the great action-comedies before it’s time, this film manages to blend the action and comedy aspects perfectly.

To say that this is a great way to start the summer blockbuster season would be an understatement. “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” releases in theaters on Wednesday, June 16.

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