Film & TV

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is silly, predictable, explosive fun

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is one of those films for which we didn’t need to check the reviews or even watch the trailer to get pumped for. Instead, it was a simple case of mathematics.

Ryan Reynolds + Samuel L. Jackson = Yes.

Let us be very clear. This isn’t a film that breaks the mould, or particularly shakes up the action genre. It’s an explosion-stuffed, road trip, buddy movie, and it stays in its well-worn lane. But there’s comfort in familiarity, and as a slice of popcorn entertainment to help one step away from the world for a couple of hours, it does the trick.

There are moments that honestly had me laughing out loud, and that doesn’t happen very much. Many films will provoke a smile  or maybe a slight chuckle, but this one had me laughing out loud a few times, and I wasn’t the only one. It’s an easy watch, one that I’ll forget frequently, but one that I’ll also be able to return to a fair bit.

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