"The Hitman's Bodyguard" Is What To See This Weekend!

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"The Hitman's Bodyguard" Is What To See This Weekend!

The Hitman's Bodyguard

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” will make you laugh. It’s easy going and not meant to fool you in anyway, so don’t overthink it. Darius Kincaid, played by Samuel L. Jackson, is the hit man that you may surprisingly come to care for. Other than actually killing, he’s loaded with emotions just like every day people and isn’t afraid of expressing them. Jackson utterly shouts, “motherfucker”, numerous of times as if it’s his superhero mantra before he’s about to hunt and kill someone next – think “Pulp Fiction.” You’d think a man presented with countless obstacles would be in the mood to finally pull the trigger on oneself, but not Kincaid. Quite frankly, he expresses wisdom, high hopes, and charisma as he yearns for the day he will finally be with his wife, played by Salma Hayek.


Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is the appointed bodyguard who has a dutiful job of protecting Kincaid. Things go wrong. They clash. They fight. They save each other. Each of these two hardheaded gunslingers could not have had more contrasting personalities. However, the popular emotion that they both share and are deeply driven about is love. Guns, blood, mischief, and of course, love.

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The comedic action throughout the movie is enough to entertain you. The vibes are similar to when Chris Tucker first met Jackie Chan in Rush Hour. Scenes that feature speedboat chases and motorcycle stunts will hold you long enough from checking Twitter. The main villain in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” played by Gary Oldman, has a Russian/Albanian accent – go figure, nothing new here.  Directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’ ConnorIssa decent movie, fair to say.

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In all retrospect, and after all the killings under his belt, Kincaid feels as if he’s the good guy that has a righteousness approach to each of his murders. What this really means is that he doesn’t believe in harming innocent bystanders. Each one of his bullets must be shot with an underlying, deeper meaning other than helping the rich get richer. Yes - he identifies with the middleclass. After it’s all said and done, you end up loving the hitman and the bodyguard. You find yourself strangely relating to their personal lives to the point that you’ll even begin to shamelessly root for them. The side effects of watching, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” is constant shouting of “motherfucker” – at least for the rest of the week.

 "The Hitman's Bodyguard" will be in theaters all over August 18th.


Aaron ‘ABGZ’ Grant is the CEO of the South Florida Music Showcase. He occasionally writes articles when he’s not in the studio recording his next hit or consulting with others about the music business. Contact Aaron at aaron@sflmusicshowcase.com.

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