The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard ((EXCLUSIVE))
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O'Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy. The film is a sequel to the 2017 film The Hitman's Bodyguard and features Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Richard E. Grant reprising their roles, with Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman joining the cast. In the film, suspended bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) must once again team up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife (Hayek) to stop a madman (Banderas) from launching a terror attack on Europe.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Michael Bryce, temporarily retired from being a bodyguard while he awaits reinstatement of his license, tries to clear his mind in on vacation in Capri until Sonia Kincaid tracks him down and asks for his services. She needs his help in recovering her hitman husband Darius, after mobsters kidnap him.
The trio gets into more trouble, with Bryce taking much of the physical brunt of their encounters. After getting help from his bodyguard stepfather, Bryce Senior, the trio is captured by Aristotle's henchmen. He has a history with Sonia; Aristotle was conned by her even though he genuinely fell in love with her.
Bryce manages to hit the manual override to destroy the ship and stop the drill, and the three survive the explosion. O'Neill says they have to stay on the boat for 48 hours together before being cleared and free, then hands Bryce papers to sign, which he thinks is his bodyguard license.
The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek. The film follows a bodyguard (Reynolds) who must protect a convicted hitman (Jackson), who is on his way to testify at the International Criminal Court against a sadistic, Eastern European dictator (Oldman).
Michael Bryce lives a luxurious life as a successful UK-based private bodyguard, until his client Takashi Kurosawa, an international arms dealer, is assassinated on his watch. Two years later, the fallen-from-grace Bryce survives by protecting drug-addicted corporate executives in London.
In 2017's "The Hitman's Bodyguard," with his reputation destroyed after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, triple-A protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) was reduced to a second-class bodyguard for hire, accepting an offer from Interpol to escort an international assassin, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), from Manchester to the Hague. The mismatched duo were forced to put aside their grudges with comedic, action-driven results. However, with his beloved Sonia (Salma Hayek) now behind bars, Kincaid was willing to do anything for her release, even if it meant risking his own life.
In the sequel, released on June 16, her character is more prevalent as she teams up with Ryan Reynolds' bodyguard. In the movie, she openly talks about her desire to start a family and even beats up a man for calling her old.
Returning to the action-packed and familiar world of Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), a one time AAA licensed bodyguard -- if you're wondering why we mentioned his license status, it's actually and bafflingly a key part of the plot -- whose life was turned upside down in the last movie, the hero is now struggling to deal with his new status quo as an unlicensed bodyguard. He's in therapy, he's on sabbatical, and he's hating it. But he need not worry as Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek), the wife of his old client/enemy Darius Kincaid (Samuel L Jackson), needs his help. Darius has been kidnapped and while that seems like a movie-length mission to fill the 99-minute run time, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard has no interest in a single narrative or even making a modicum of sense. All this sequel cares about is a high body count, outrageous sex scenes between Jackson and Hayak, explosions, and whether Michael will get his bodyguard license back... really.
Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds should be a match made in unexpected team-up heaven. But Reynolds is given a script that makes him Deadpool without the mask, smart mouth, or cool regenerative powers, a twist that would have upped the quality of this movie exponentially. So while he should be the straight man to Jackson's outlandish (and rather entertaining) hitman, he is, instead, just a zany guy full of quips who loves being a bodyguard more than life itself. Hayek is let loose in the most extreme version of the "fiery Latina" stereotype you've ever seen. She's clearly having the most fun out of everyone, but like most of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, it's unclear whether it's meant to be an SNL-level parody of what Hollywood action films are or if this is just what the creators think they could get away with.
Which, granted, is not saying much, since this tedious procession of unfunny one-liners and listless action sequences works overtime to avoid sticking with any dramatic or thematic impulse for long. But the plot, to the extent there is one, revolves around a bodyguard (Reynolds) who has given up guns following the revocation of his professional license, teaming up with a hitman (Jackson), and the hitman's wife (Selma Hayek), to stop a terrorist (Antonio Banderas) who is threatening to destroy the European Union's power grid in response to the imposition of new sanctions on Greece. There's chaos in the streets, a monologue or two about restoring Greece to its rightful prominence as a global power, and an awful lot of bad jokes.
This isn't the sort of movie you're supposed to think about. It's such a slapdash and lazy production that it practically repels thought. Yet the movie's villain is motivated by a desire to unwind the demoralizing effects of multinational political control, and the movie's hero is driven by the hope of regaining a professional certification he views as a necessary part not only of his work but of his identity. Without a license, the movie seems to ask, is a bodyguard really a bodyguard at all? Similarly, if greater Europe can effectively control Greece's politics through external economic pressure, is Greece really a functioning country at all?
The original 2017 movie centered on a disgraced bodyguard (Reynolds) who is embroiled in an international plot involving a ruthless dictator and a hitman (Jackson) who is going to testify against the villain. Hayek played the hitman's wife, who spent most of the film in prison before ultimately being freed.
The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson's equally notorious wife.
The world's most lethal odd couple - bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) - are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as... well, you'll have to see.
Reynolds returns as Michael Bryce, a disgraced bodyguard who, in the first film, let an important client die on his watch at the hands of impeccably-named hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson). Because of this incident, Bryce lost his AAA licensed (a made-up credential that, while a joke in the first film, because a constant point of contention here), causing his life and mental health to unravel. Bodyguarding was his identity. His therapist tells him he should avoid the career at all cost, and though he tries to do just that, the job finds him. During what is supposed to be a relaxing sabbatical and an escape from bullets and chaos in Capri, Italy, he's snatched up by dirty-talking con woman slash Kincaid's wife Sonia (Hayek). She comes in guns blazing through the picturesque seaside resort in a scene that is questionably necessary and unquestionably indulgent. 041b061a72