Watch The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have joined forces once again for The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, a sequel to the 2017 action-comedy film The Hitman's Bodyguard. Directed by Patrick Hughes, the movie features an ensemble cast that includes Salma Hayek, Frank Grillo, Richard E. Grant, and Antonio Banderas. Set four years after the events of the first film, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard sees returnees Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and Darius Kincaid (Jackson) reluctantly teaming up with Sonia Kincaid (Hayek), Darius's fiery and unpredictable wife, to stop a terrorist attack on Europe. Bryce, who is now retired and on vacation, is dragged into the mission by Sonia, who needs his help in rescuing her husband from the captors that have taken him hostage. The trio's journey takes them across Italy, Greece, and England, where they encounter various obstacles and enemies that put their skills and strength to the test. Along the way, they also uncover a nefarious plot involving an eccentric Greek billionaire (Banderas) who wants to destroy Europe's power grid and cause chaos across the continent. As they race against time to prevent the disaster from happening, Bryce, Darius, and Sonia also find themselves dealing with personal demons, as they confront their past and present issues and work through their differences. There's a lot of banter, bickering, and showdowns between the three leads, who make up for their lack of chemistry with sheer charisma and energy. Reynolds, as usual, brings his trademark wit and sarcasm to his role, playing the straight-laced and uptight Bryce with a dose of self-awareness and vulnerability. Jackson, on the other hand, relishes in his role as the foul-mouthed and reckless Darius, who has some of the film's most memorable moments and one-liners. And Hayek, who steals the show as the fiery and foul-mouthed Sonia, delivers a performance that is both over-the-top and endearing, showcasing her range as an actress. In addition to the lead actors, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard benefits from its impressive supporting cast, which includes Grillo as an Interpol agent, Grant as a retired hitman, and Banderas as the main villain. Each of them adds their own flavor and personality to the movie, making it a fun and entertaining ride. The film's action sequences are also noteworthy, featuring a mix of hand-to-hand combat, gun fights, car chases, and explosions. While some of them are over-the-top and unrealistic, they are still thrilling and visually striking, thanks to the film's slick cinematography and editing. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard may not reinvent the action-comedy genre, but it delivers on what it promises: a fun and lighthearted romp filled with humor, action, and heart. It's a worthy follow-up to its predecessor, offering more of the same, but with enough twists and turns to keep things fresh and interesting. Fans of Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek will find plenty to enjoy here, as will anyone who loves a good buddy movie.