What I love about living in Hollywood is that we get to see a lot of screenings and premieres before they hit the national audience. I am always getting free tickets from friends in the industry.
Last week we went to see “Hitman’s Bodyguard” starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. I knew it was a buddy movie going in a la Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker; Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy; Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. I just wasn’t sure how this movie would go. There is a fine line between action movies and comedies. Too funny and the story line loses seriousness around the plot. Too much action and then you lose the lightness of the characters.
Surprisingly Jackson and Reynolds do a great job with their Odd Couple rendition of buddies and Selma Hayek has a really great role in the show too. I really am not good on the technicalities of action scenes, but my bf, loved the chase scene in Amsterdam which was pretty amazing and scenic.
The movie is not going to win any Academy Awards, but I highly recommend seeing this movie on the big screen. It was extremely entertaining. By the way, if anyone knows the house at the beginning of the movie, I’d love to live in a house like that with cameras focused on me so that you could watch me all day!
I give the movie 5 stiff erections (out of 5)!