Last night I had the chance to attend an early screening of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” It stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, and Salma Hayek. I honestly had no expectations for this movie. It was on my list simply because it’s Deadpool and Nick Fury. I’m a simple person. The basic plot is Reynolds is a top notch bodyguard, and Jackson plays the hitman. If I had to sum this movie up, it’s basically an action fueled road trip movie. Reynolds character is a bit high strung, he has a plan for everything and doesn’t like to fly by the edge of his seat. Then you have Jackson’s character who’s the opposite. His thing is life happens, and you can’t control everything. Some of the best things in life happen when you aren’t expecting it. Oldman plays the villain, Yung an Interpol agent (and the ex of the bodyguard), and Hayek is the wife of the hitman.
One of my favorite scenes is actually one between Jackson and Hayek. It’s just hilarious and amazing. Like a lot of movies these days, the film makes good use of music. It’s a trend I really enjoy. I think it really causes you to make a connection. Now when you hear a certain song you’ll think of that movie. It’s almost like non-stop promotion when you think about it. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” features one of the most amazing chase scenes that I’ve seen in awhile. All I’ll say is it involves a boat, cars, and a motorcycle. As I said earlier, I had no expectations walking into this but I really enjoyed it. It had tons of action, I really liked the vibe between Ryan and Samuel L. Jackson, and I’m 100% positive that we’ll get some great gif’s out of this film. The speed was right on, it never felt like it was moving too fast or too slow. It was a very even film, in my opinion. I would have liked to have seen Eldoie Yung have a little more to do, but I felt that Salma had a pretty solid role. And I’m going to say it, Jackson and Hayek in this movie is #RelationshipGoals but I have issues so.
If you’re looking for a fun film where you can escape for two hours, here you go! I recommend checking it out. I’m not sure I’d pay full price, but a nice matinee would fit the bill.