The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Ryan Reynolds- Michael Bryce
Samuel L Jackson- Darius Kinkaid
Salma Hayek- Sonia Kinkaid
Antonio Banderas- Aristotle Papadopoous
Reynolds and Jackson are both shooting blanks in the action comedy “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”.
The “Killer Three” Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L Jackson are back in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the follow up to The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017). This time around, Michael Bryce is in therapy dealing with the mental fallout from losing his AAA bodyguard license and protecting hitman Darius Kincaid. The psychiatrist, sick of hearing Bryce whine, tells him to go to Capri (like the pants) in Italy and take a break from bodyguarding and guns.
Bryce on the beach listening to a self-help audio book relax as people begin to shoot! Sonia Kinkaid is in Capri to get Bryce and help her rescue Darius. Sonia and Darius are in Italy for their overdue honeymoon, when Darius was taken. Bryce explains he is on a medical break, but Sonia drags him over a cliff and into another Kinkaid problem.
The Italian Mob grabbed Darius for a job he did in the past and just as they prepare to kill him psycho Sonia shows up and bullets are flying and mobsters are dropping as Darius’ wife with Bryce in toe rescues the hitman. The killer three aren’t aware that the Mafia boss was an informant to Interpol agent Bobby O’Neill (Frank Grillo) and key in stopping, Aristotle Papadopolous, a Greek tyrant who is poised to bring down Europe and bring Greece back to superiority in Europe.
O’Neill tells Bryce and the Kinkaids that they are now going to pose as buyers and get the weapon before Papadopolous does!
The European cross-country road trip ensues with Darius and Sonia having a honeymoon with whiny Bryce along as the third wheel. If laughs were bullets, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is shooting blanks! The story is stupid further accenting Hayek’s characters lunacy, Kinkaid’s immortality and Bryce’s complaining about his bodyguard license. This horrible sequel even manages to waste a Morgan Freeman cameo as Bryce’s dad, the worlds greats bodyguard. 30 minutes into The Hitman’s Wife, you don’t care about the characters and are secretly hoping Banderas’ bad guy does take down Europe and end this disastrous film. Finally, Ryan Reynolds cant help himself and must use the film as a 90 minute product placement prop for his Aviation Gin…..really?
I am Karl the Flick Fanatic hoping that Bryce never guards anyone’s body in the future and the Kinkaids’ are jailed for becoming repetitious characters! I NOW have seen Reynolds worst film and it is NOT Detective Pokemon anymore!
Flickanalysis Grade : 1/5 stars