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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Oh! This is a sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard! Which I haven’t seen! Should I…

No, let’s just go with the flow.

This is most amusing!

I like this! It’s very, very silly. But I’m getting a whiplash from switching between good practical gags and very bad CGI gags all the time. And every shot is like three seconds long.

Max.

I see what they’re going for — overwhelming the viewer with fun chaos, but I’m not quite on board?

On the other hand.

So Hayek is married to Jackson? He’s like a couple decades older than she is? That’s movies for you.

When this movie works, it’s awesome. But there’s like all these little things that make you go “huh?” and then you’re out of the silliness of it all. It’s like… there’s too many things? And then there’s not enough things? It’s a pacing issue.

So generic!

Well! How do you score this? This was very funny — I laughed out loud a lot. But on the other hand — it’s so choppy! You’ve got these great action sequences, and then these super-cheesy CGI things that makes you go “er wha…” Did this have zero budget left after they finished shooting it? Nothing for the effects people?

But let’s just go with the fun and:

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Patrick Hughes. 2021.

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