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The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie review: Ryan Reynolds misses the comic bullet this time

The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie review: Ryan Reynolds misses the comic bullet this time
Written by Shubham Dwivedi

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an English film starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. The Hitman’s Bodyguard has become a highly awaited film because of Ryan Reynolds new found stardom. Very popular in America and Britain, Reynolds got to witness an extraordinary fan following around the globe because of Deadpool. Fans all over the world know him as Deadpool now and are eagerly awaiting Deadpool 2. Samuel L. Jackson though is above hits and flops and what people think about him. Everybody is a fan of him because some like Pulp Fiction and most like Avengers and Star Wars. His fan-following now is so oblivious in the universe that it does not have any impact on the film all-together.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is essentially an action comedy with petty laughs and big explosions. Since it is the comedy of error, comic timing was the most important in the nature of the performance. Both the actors are great comics individually but the script and treatment of the film failed them. The film, like a greedy aunt, wants to operate on so different levels of thrill, action, comedy and sense of character all at once. Probably the film could have done better with choosing the director.

Patrick Hughes has made 4 feature films one of them being Expendables 3. Now, Expendables 3 was poorly reviewed and is considered the worst in the franchise by many. Not to say that the director of one flop film should not get to make another but than he should come with a fantastic script in order to leave no stone unturned. The Hitman’s Bodyguard relies heavily on the improvisations of Reynolds and Jackson and that’s a step only an experience director should take. Apart from the fact Ryan Reynolds is a lovely man, this film can be avoided.

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Shubham Dwivedi

A professional journalist, passionate cinema fanatic. Alive and kicking upto the standards of entertainment beat and i always take the life one friday at a time.