Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Offer Light Action Comedy Movie
Action and comedy seem like two elements that work great in a Hollywood movie and the latest film that use this formula is The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The movie is an American action comedy flick directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor. It stars some renowned names in Hollywood with Ryan Reynolds as its main cast. There are also Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek that you can find in this movie. Ryan Reynolds acts as Michael Bryce, a top agent who was assigned to protect the life of a hitman named Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). These two used to be arch enemies since Darius was one of the most wanted criminal in the country. He was included in witness protection program since he was the last witness for an international crime issue and his last thing to do was to testify at the International Court of Justice. On their way there, they met with a lot of obstacles that included chasing and running, with various vehicles. Both of them loved to bicker with each other a lot, and Eastern European dictator played by Gary Oldman wanted them dead.
For us, it was a cool movie to watch, the action and comedy elements was almost equal. Although we prefer the comedic part more than the action one, since the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson were great. It’s an enjoyable movie to watch albeit having a rather predictable ending. “Hitman’s Bodyguard” topped the box office this past weekend beating the similar genre of movie starring Channing Tatum “Logan Lucky”. This movie earned $21.6 million a whopping 12 million more than “Logan Lucky” which gained $8.1 million only. Despite only having 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film might be needed after a long hectic week when all you need is laugh not think. The film hits Indonesian theater now and you can watch its trailer below.