THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD 2021 movie ( Are you happy with this movie)

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O'Connor and Brandon
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor and Brandon

Bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and Hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) reprise their hilarious cat-and-mouse relationship in Patrick Hughes, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. It is the sequel of the 2017 film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, in which Bryce shielded the Hitman Darius, but in the sequel, it is Darius’s wife, Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek), whom he needs to protect.

Reynolds allures the audiences with his Deadpool charisma and deadpan comedy. Samuel kicks your funny bone with his witty throws and lots of “MF” words. The duo recreates the magic in the sequel, as they shoot people in musical action sequences. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard might not give much to ponder, but it is sure going to make you chuckle.

THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Story Explain

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Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) dreams of achieving the best bodyguard of the year award, a AAA Golden Trophy. However, soon the dream turns into a nightmare as the memories of his former client, Takashi Kurosawa, and Bryce’s Archenemy, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), plagues Bryce’s sanity. Bryce confesses to his therapist that he was the best bodyguard until Darius killed his client, thereby pushing his career into an abyss.

In 2 weeks, the committee will re-evaluate Bryce’s bodyguard license. The pressure weighs him down. His therapist advises Bryce to forget about the bodyguard business and guns and take a vacation, which is the need of the hour.

In Greece, its economy is crushed by European Sanctions, and the country is on the verge of collapse. In 4 days, the EU decides to impose another financial sanction against Greece, which is well received by its residents, especially the Greek patriot, Aristotle Papadopoulos. Literature and culture-loving Aristotle kills EU’s minister and masterminds a terrorist plan to destroy the European power grid and infrastructure. He wants to paralyze the EU to not impose any sanctions on any country in the future.

While enjoying his peaceful vacation in Capri, Bryce is pulled into another rescue mission by Darius’s wife, Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). She informs Bryce about Darius’s sudden abduction by a mafia. A helpless and feeble Bryce tries to help the hitman couple but without guns (he is meditating). However, during the combat, Sonia, Darius, and Bryce are arrested by the intelligence agency. Boston-based Interpol agent Bobby O’Neill (Frank Grillo) threatens the trio and offers them independence only if they agree to help Interpol in a covert mission to stop a cyberattack organized by Aristotle Papadopoulos.

The film further explores their hilarious and action-packed adventure to save European Union from a cyberterrorist attack.

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In Zagreb, Croatia, Aristotle, and his men stole a cyber-tech diamond drill capable of penetrating the power grid and uploading a virus. With the help of the malicious software, the power could be turned into explosive weaponry that could impact everything in the set radius. Aristotle wanted the coordinates of the entire European information network so that he could cause immeasurable destruction.

Sonia, Darius, and Bryce handed out the coordinates to Aristotle due to their conflicts. Bryce’s step-father Michael Bryce Sr. (Morgan Freeman), was a former bodyguard of Aristotle and snitched about the trio, fluffing his loyalty. At Aristotle’s mansion, Darius discovered that Aristotle and his wife, Sonia are former lovers. Aristotle created a rift between Sonia and Darius. Both disheartened and rejected Hitman, and the bodyguard ran away from Aristotle’s captivity. But they had little motive left to fuel their other lives.

At last, Sonia called Darius and cleared the clouds between them. She told Darius that Aristotle was just con-fling that happened way before she met Darius. The couple, unable to conceive a baby, vividly discussed the possibility of adopting one. Darius loaded his gun to save Sonia, and Bryce acted as the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

In a musically engaging, action-packed climax, Sonia, Darius and Bryce fought against their respective enemies. In the end, Bryce discovered he couldn’t terminate the virus upload. If he tried to tamper with the units, the ship would explode. Bryce Sr. commented, “You will save Europe or you will save yourself.

Bryce made a heroic choice, and the trio jumped out of an exploding ship. They saved Europe, at last. Interpol agent Bobby handed some papers to Bryce. He thought he was getting his AAA license back, but actually, those were the adoption papers. A childless Sonia and Darius adopted Bryce as their legal son.

THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Cast

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Ryan Reynolds

Michael Bryce


Stewart Alexander

Awards Presenter


Samuel L. Jackson

Darius Kincaid


Tsuwayuki Saotome

Kurosawa


Rebecca Front

Therapist


Noortje Herlaar

ICC Court Clerk


Michael Gor

Livitin


Georgie Glen

ICC Lead Judge


Barry Atsma

Moreno


Tine Joustra

Renata Casoria


Gary Oldman

Vladislav Dukhovic


Mariana Vekilska

Reporter #4


Brian Caspe

Walter Fiscer


Danko Jordanov

Fiscer Security


Antonio Banderas

Aristotle Papdopolous


Simón Andreu

Lawyer


Sergio Torrico

Security Guard


Salma Hayek

Sonia Kincaid


Ahmet Mehmet

Weapon Dealer


Blake Ritson

Gunther


Tom Hopper

Magnusson


Gabriella Wright

Veronika


Kristofer Kamiyasu

Zento


Roy Hill

Reporter #2


Sabrina Hill

Reporter #1


Frank Grillo

Bobby O’Neill


Caroline Goodall

Crowley


Alice McMillan

Ailso


Didi Anderson

Interpol Agent (Detainment)


Ivan Djuricic

Interpol Agent #2


Miltos Yerolemou

Carlo


Genko Ivanov

Torturer


Nikola Ceran

String Quartet


Tin Matijevic

String Quartet


Martina Drakulic

String Quartet


Petra Kusan

String Quartet


Patrick Hughes

Bouncer

Box office Income

Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” will take No. 1 on a quiet box office weekend before the release of “F9,” grossing $3 million from 3,331 theaters on Friday to earn an estimated $10 million this weekend and an extended opening of $15 million, meeting studio expectations.

The film is a sequel to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, which earned a $21 million opening in August 2017 and went on to gross $75 million domestically and $176 million globally against a $69 million budget. The new film, which was produced on a $50 million budget, has received poor reviews with a 24% Rotten Tomatoes rating but did somewhat better with audiences — scoring a B on CinemaScore and a 79% RT audience score.

The opening for “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” just edges out the fourth weekend of Paramount’s “A Quiet Place — Part II,” which continues to leg out well with an estimated $8.7 million total as it approaches $125 million in domestic grosses.

The same cannot be said for Warner Bros.’ “In the Heights,” which is seeing its hopes for strong legs from critical and audience acclaim fade away after grossing $1.37 million on its second Friday. Estimates currently have the film grossing $4.3 million this weekend for a 10-day total of $19.8 million.

It would be a drop of 62% from its disappointing $11.5 million opening and see it fall out of the weekend’s top 5 charts.

Last weekend’s other new release, Sony’s “Peter Rabbit 2,” was able to stay in the top 5 with $1.8 million grossed on its second Friday, giving it an $6.2 million second weekend total, the No. 3 spot on the charts, and a 10-day total of $20.4 million.

Still, the film has yet to reach even the $25 million that the first “Peter Rabbit” earned in its opening weekend.

While studio sources say that Sony’s decision on Friday to move its other big summer family film, “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” from late July to October 1 was to return the franchise to its roots as a Halloween offering, the move also could lead to substantially stronger numbers than “Peter Rabbit” if COVID-19 continues to be contained and families become more comfortable with returning to theaters by autumn.

Rounding out the top 5 are Disney’s “Cruella” and Warner Bros.’ “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” each with an estimated $4.8 million. “Cruella” has an estimated $64 million in its fourth weekend while “Conjuring” has $53 million after three weekends.

People Review

 6/10

Salma takes center stage

Bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is haunted from losing a client to hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). He lost his credentials in the aftermath. He’s taking a sabbatical from violence and guns.

He’s kidnapped by Darius’ wife Sonia (Salma Hayek) to join her in rescuing Darius. Then the trio gets kidnapped by Interpol to stop supervillain Aristotle Papdopolous (Antonio Banderas).

The first movie is a mess but I like the actors’ chemistry. I especially like Salma Hayek’s scene stealing turns. I thought that the movie needed to make the duo into a trio.

In this sequel, that’s exactly what happens. Salma Hayek becomes a central lead. She’s as crazy as ever. I like her craziness coupled with Ryan Reynolds. The story remains a mess. Quite frankly, the plot doesn’t really matter.
It is frenetic to the point of chaotic. Nobody should care about the diamond drill. I just enjoy some of the moments with the three leads together. Everything else around them is a blur and there are great actors being wasted as supporting characters.
What the franchise needs at this point is competent writing and a director willing to let these three actors cook for long stretches. It doesn’t need a heavy hand at the wheel pushing the plot.
6/10

Better Than Its Predecessor

2017’s THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD had Ryan Reynolds as a bodyguard tasked with guarding hitman Samuel L. Jackson until he could testify at the Hague. I wasn’t very pleased with it, although the combination of Samuel L.

Jackson’s profanity, Reynolds’ buttoned-down character, and a large body count seems to have pleased the box office. Perhaps it was the fallout from DEADPOOL In any case, they made a sequel, and I just looked at THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD.

Antonio Banderas is a Greek kazillionaire who has a plot to destroy Europe, leaving Greece the center of civilization.

Jackson gets in his wy, gets kidnapped, and his bride, con woman Salma Hayek, gets Reynolds to help her rescue him. Eventually, this gathers the attention of Interpol, and Frank Grillo, who wants to get back to Boston, ropes the three of them in.

It’s far more competent than its predecessor, and Miss Hayek’s manic performance is a treat, as is the handsome location shooting of Terry Stacey.

Jackson is slightly more contained, Reynolds is slightly more repressed, there’s Morgan Freeman as Reynolds’ father, and one very good gag about Bondian supervillains’ ridiculous schemes. Stick to the sharks with lasers, guys!
4/10

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The main plot of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard dates from the global financial crisis of 2008. Since then there has been another kind of global crisis altogether.

Greek supervillain Aristotle Papadopoulos (Antonio Banderas) is so vexed that poor Greece is being financially punished by the European Union. He plans to use a super drill on an underwater junction box that holds the data for the European Union’s computers and install a super virus.

Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is the former triple-A rated bodyguard who has lost his bodyguard licence. He is haunted by his association with the notorious assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L Jackson) and is in therapy.

While taking a break abroad. Bryce is dragged back into action by Kincaid’s wacky wife Sonia (Salma Hayek.) Before long all three are recruited by Interpol to stop Aristotle’s’ dastardly daft plan.

The movie is a cartoonish action film. At least it has some mindless fun. Bryce has the recuperative powers of Deadpool given the punishment he takes in this movie including being run over at high speed.

The plot makes no sense. Constant swearing is meant to be witty. The best part is the wordplay between Reynolds and Jackson when Bryce introduces his father.

Hayek is hysterical. Banderas plays Aristotle like he came to Greece via Spain.

9/10

Say hello to my little filos

If you know your greek you will recognize this tweaked version of a Scarface quote (the 80s Scarface that is in case you have a very well versed film knowledge).

Another thing to know: the film features a lot of foul language and a lot of violence. Is there a big story behind it? No this is more about shooting cool stuff, explosions and quotes to take home.

As a Greek I sort of almost wanted the villain to succeed. Of course not really because after all he is bad and evil, right? But it was nice to see a Greek bad guy for once – and very well established and sawn into the financial crisis and into general history.

And while it is not an actual Greek playing that role (Papadopoulos or Papad..less as he is also called by Sam Jacksons character at one point), Antonio Banderas is not only a great actor who is great, he also learned or knew some Greek words he threw in there for good measure.

Always a nice thing to hear that and while it may only be a minor detail, it is something that is much appreciated.

Also his history with Salma Hayek makes this almost meta. Not to mention a “cameo” that I wasn’t aware of, that has a funny scene with Samuel L. Jacksons character … his voice may be one of the most recognizable ones ever.

So this is case of style over substance … but in a very good way.

5/10

Essentially it went as most sequels tend to go…

I did thoroughly enjoy the 2017 movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, so when I saw that there was a sequel coming out and seeing that they vastly improved on the cast, I must admit that I was thrilled to get to sit down and watch the 2021 movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”.

However, while “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” certainly was watchable and entertaining enough, it just didn’t have the punch and the comedy that the 2017 movie offered. And it was a bit disappointing actually.

And oddly so since they really upped the game with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas added to the cast list.

The storyline told in this 2021 sequel was just a bit too mundane in comparison to the first movie. Sure, the movie was fun and entertaining enough for what it was. Just a shame that it never managed to get up to the same level as the 2017 movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” did.

Of course it is fun to see Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson back on the screen together. And I do admit that having Salma Hayek as part of the main cast was definitely fun, especially with her particular character and that accent.

There is a good amount of action in the movie, though it does feel a bit wasted given the movie’s otherwise mundane storyline.

I must say, though, that “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” wasn’t as entertaining as I had hoped. But it is adequate enough for a single viewing if you’re in for an evening of some light-hearted action comedy.

And I do find it a shame that writers Phillip Murphy and Brandon Murphy didn’t manage to take this 2021 movie up to the same level as its predecessor.

My rating of director Patrick Hughes’ 2021 movie lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars.