Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard isn’t one to miss


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A new must-watch movie hits the theaters: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

After a year of COVID-19 and sitting inside, most people are eager to get out of the house and enjoy a popular Pre-Covid activity: movies. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is the sequel to Hitman’s Bodyguard; another hilarious film where bodyguard Michael Bryce teams up with hitman Darius Kincaid on a wild mission to stop a nuclear bomb that leaves the safety of England at stake.

In Hitman’s Bodyguard, Michael Bryce (played by Ryan Reynolds) is a AAA rated bodyguard. A Japanese client is assassinated and sends Bryce’s career downhill. Years later, Reynolds is a low class bodyguard and is contacted by his ex-girlfriend to escort Darius Kincaid safely to the trial of Vladislav Dukhovich. Bryce and Kincaid hate each other, but between the comic relief of Kincaid and Bryce trying to get back with his girlfriend, they make it to the trial. At the end of Hitman’s bodyguard, we see Kincaid go to prison after taking down Vladislav Dukhovich.

When Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starts we still see Bryce sobbing away at the fact he lost his AAA rating. Bryce is trying to make a change from violence in his life by seeing a therapist. She recommends Bryce take a vacation, where he unfortunately runs into Kincaid’s crazy wife Sonia (played by Salma Hayek), who bursts into Bryce’s vacation guns blazing. The first time Kincaid appears in the movie, he is out of prison, however, he has been captured by a past enemy. Sonia takes Bryce away from his vacation to get Kincaid out of trouble once again. After Kincaid is saved, the three get in a fight and go their separate ways. Soon after, they are captured by Interpol agent Bobby to track down Aristotle, a criminal who has stolen a device that can blackout Europe in seconds and leave total destruction.

Once again, Reynolds doesn’t disappoint with an outstanding performance between the good action and the comic relief along the way. Unlike most action movies, the Bodyguard series relies on the comic relief of Kincaid and Bryce with thrilling action scenes throughout the movie. The relationship between Kincaid and Sonia goes back and forth between Bryce’s struggles. Sonia tries to understand but, we see the same Kincaid constantly making fun of Bryce dropping a combined 52 famous f-bombs.

Reynolds shows audiences yet again that he thrives in comedic action thrillers and with the help of Sam L. Jackson, the two prove why they make an amazing, unparalleled team in the film industry. There is never a dull moment in the movie, whether it is the three of them fighting with each other or dodging bullets left and right.

(Spoiler alert), the hysterical twist of Bryce’s father played by Morgan Freeman, who is also a famous bodyguard, leaves a puzzling twist in the movie while making you laugh at the same time.