Commit 53365793 authored by Colin Shea's avatar Colin Shea

New Post: The Hitman's Bodyguard, a review

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title: The Hitman's Bodyguard, a review
date: 2017-08-18 20:32 UTC
tags: movies, review
onebox: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959563/
rating: 5
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I went to the theater last night, going into this blind. Thanks to "T-Mobile
Tuesdays", I got a ticket for this movie for cheap. I was already moderately
hopeful that the movie will do well, due to the star power of Ryan Reynolds and
Samuel L Jackson. Thankfully, I was not disappointed!
What I didn't expect from the movie was it's humour. (That's what I get for not
looking up movies a head of time.) I was often laughing out loud at great
moments between Reynold's and Jackson's characters. They have a wonderful
chemistry that isn't forced. The love story between Elodie Yung and Reynold's
character is less great. The sub-plot is a smart diversion from the tropes, and
I appreciate that the male character is the one that ultimately admits
culpability, but man she seems to forgive a bit too easily.
That being said, it's not the focus of the movie. It's a driving force, no
doubt, but the movie is centered on Reynolds and Jackson. They play well off
each other and the characters are realistic with believable backstories. The
major plot points are predictable, but it's kept from being tired and stale
by minor fresh tweaks to the "2 mortal enemies work together" plot.
Overall? If you are at the theater, or thinking about going, do keep this one
in mind! I definitely plan on watching it again once it is released on the
streaming services.
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