The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – Blu-Ray Review

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by the volatile spouses, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining the fun is Morgan Freeman as… well, you’ll have to see.

• “Ryan, Sam, Salma: One F’d Up Family” Featurette
• “Gone Soft: The New Michael Bryce” Featurette
• “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: #stuntlife” Featurette
• “On the Set of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” Featurette
• Gag Reel
• Theatrical Trailers

I don’t remember much of the first film, other than it was funny and action-packed. It’s rare when a sequel is better than the original, but Hayek’s addition to the dysfunctional group made this hysterical and memorable. She is over-the-top and steals about every scene she’s in. The plot is secondary to this trio of great characters – and character-development of Reynolds’ character Bryce. The film is really about his identity crisis. And it’s all the better for it. Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman’s characters were a lot of fun as well. Of course, it’s still just as action-packed and violent as before, with plenty of laughs and even heart. I love to be surprised by a movie, and I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would!

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