Asequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) – the action comedy that failed to garner a positive response from global film critics but managed to gross over US$176 million over the course of its release, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard reunites director Patrick Hughes with his three film stars. , Ryan Reynolds , Samuel L. Jackson , and Salma Hayek . As the film’s title suggests, the previous film was about a bodyguard, Michael Bryce ( Reynolds), who gets the task of escorting a hitman, Darius Kincaid (Jackson), so this film is about Michael Bryce who must guard the wife of the hitman, Sonia Kincaid (Hayek), while he is trying to find out the mystery of his husband’s whereabouts. kidnapped by a group of criminals. At the same time, a terrorist named Aristotle Papadopoulos ( Antonio Banderas ) is planning to destroy the countries in Europe. And, of course, the story line will bring the four characters to meet (and clash) with one another.
Not too much of a change in the storytelling quality of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard . Still with the same storytelling formula but, like most other sequels, presented with a presentation that is more grand than the previous film. Hughes together with screenwriter Tom O’Connor – who this time received support from other screenwriters, Phillip Murphy and Brandon Murphy – maintained all the elements that previously made The Hitman’s Bodyguard.many viewers liked: the comical interactions between the characters played by Reynolds and Jackson, the awkward collaboration between their two characters, to the action elements that fill in between the scenes. The existence of Hayek and his character, which this time gets a larger portion of the story, is also quite able to be handled well. Hayek is often the appearance that steals the attention of this film.
The comical elements of the story of Hitman‘s Wife’s Bodyguard must be admittedly present more powerful and witty when compared to its predecessor film. The clear achievement cannot be separated from the excellent performances presented by Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek as well as the chemistry that appears so close and warm between the three. At the same time, it’s hard to really like or even give full attention to the plot of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard as the film attempts to develop another plot that involves either Banderas’ character or Interpol agent Bobby O’Neill’s character. Frank Grillo. The film’s script even squanders the potential storytelling that lies in the plot of the story about the father-daughter relationship between the characters Michael Bryce and Michael Bryce Sr. ( Morgan Freeman ).
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will clearly still work well for those who just want casual entertainment without ever intending to sink deeper into the shallow storytelling plot presented by this film. However, if Hughes intends to continue the journey of this film series, it seems that he needs a better story plot than simply presenting the various series of misfortunes experienced by Michael Bryce’s character when carrying out his mission in order to attract the audience’s attention more deeply. It would be a shame if the performances of the trio Reynoldsa, Jackson, and Hayek continue to be wasted thanks to a story script that is not able to use their presence more wisely.