The Hitman's Bodyguard

  • The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen. The two have been chasing each other for years and now have to work together. The body guard ultimately needs to transport the hitman to a trial to prove a previous employer's guilty verdict. While taking the hitman to the appointment, they are met with challenges of people trying to assassinate the hitman.

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    The movie is very campy. It has good laughs and thrills. Some of the jokes are a bit over the top though. Samuel L. Jackson is notorious for using the word mother ****** in his Bad A movies. Well with this movie, he says it almost in every line he has, to the point that Ryan Reynolds character complains about it while fighting bad guys late in the movie. It's a bit overused in my opinion so that by the time Reynolds character brings it up, you're like "okay, whatever" about it.

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    The action scenes are good. The chemistry between characters is good and silly at times. The story is decent. The movie seems to be a little unbalanced though, showing that it doesn't take itself seriously but at the same time trying to have super serious moments. Overall, I would say the movie was okay. I don't think it's really theater worthy, more like a home theater/stream type of movie. Also, there is a scene after the credits roll but it's a weird blooper scene that goes on for a while with very little payoff for it. Until next time, Ugeek On!

     

    Re-posted from 8/23/17