The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action movie that allows you to laugh out loud in certain scenes and with certain dialogue, comparable to to Bruce Willis’s Die Hard series. The action is pretty well non-stop throughout the movie, an on-going pursuit plot with a couple of outstanding car chases.

Does anyone know why bad guys on motorcycles think they can somehow stop a speeding car? You know they’re always going to lose. The cinematography showcases Amsterdam and the Netherlands, with a lot of the chase footage filmed along and in the canals and narrow streets alongside.

Ryan Reynolds’s character is a bit of a sap, but it’s a perfect fit with Jackson’s opposite and bad-ass character. Gary Oldman always makes a good bad guy, and doesn’t let us down in this movie. I think Salma Hayek’s character is over the top and a bit ridiculous, but it adds to the comic relief.

Cathryn and I both enjoyed viewing this flick on the big screen, but had trouble rating it. We both settled on a 7 out of 10.

 

Criminal

MV5BMTg0ODc4Mzk2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDk2MDkyODE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_Does anyone else think Kevin Costner makes a good bad guy? In his latest movie, Criminal, he plays a bad guy with a good guy’s memory.

The fact that the story is a bit futuristic must be what turned all the critics against the movie. And the memory implant involved was nowhere near as ridiculous as the the Hunger Games type of movies we are bombarded with.

Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman play excellent supporting roles and the new Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot gives a strong performance.

Reviews are all over the map for this movie, but Cathryn and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For anyone looking for a spy thriller, this is that type of movie. The action sequences were well done with no over the top Tarantino type blood and guts. The pace was quick; there was no time to get bored.

Cathryn rates the movie a 10 and I give it 9. There were a couple little what I call flukes, but most people will not catch them. C didn’t. Two thumbs up.