Directed by: Patrick Hughes
Written by: Tom O’Connor
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hopper, Frank Grillo.
Following on from the first film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Bodyguard Michael Bryce is struggling with life after being on sabbatical from being a Bodyguard, and whilst relaxing on holiday, after “graduating” from therapy, he soon finds he is pulled back into a new rescue mission after being tracked down by Sonia, who is Darius’ wife.
If you have seen the first film, you would remember the team up of Michael and Darius, where this time Michael is thrown into being teamed up with Darius’ wife, Sonia, to rescue Darius from being abducted.. but trouble soon follows them all..
More fun, more laughter, and more trouble which Reynolds character, Michael Bryce, finds himself in when all he wants to do is relax on a sunbed somewhere in a holiday resort in Italy, with his book of The Secret, LOL!
I had the opportunity to see this film on a preview screening with Cineworld on Saturday evening, and after seeing the first film, a few weeks ago, I was not disappointed in this second film. I found myself laughing at more scenes, and enjoyed this film, and it was worth the wait!
The chemistry between Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek is still there, and as I mentioned from the review of the first film, they looked to have so much fun on set of this film. I liked the comedy and laughter with this film, especially between serious scenes. Reynolds’ character seemed to progress in this movie, and how his character was able to handle more of the chaos he seemed to be dragged into, by Sonia (Hayek), in such a funny, and entertaining way!
As I saw the preview screening of this film, I felt the time escaped me, and I will certainly be watching it again to capture the comedic value of the film, and although I saw the film Saturday I also feel watching it a second time will help me appreciate the comedy of the film a little more.
This film is available to watch in your local cinema now, please go and watch this film, support your local cinema, and enjoy a few hours of laughter of Reynolds, Hayek and Jackson, a great trio!
I rate this film 5 stars!