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The Hitman's Bodyguard
« on: September 02, 2017, 19:01:19 PM »

Lots of action. Lots of laughs - there were actually a couple of laugh out loud moments.  The 2 male leads are great - and work extremely well together.  But to me, the funniest lines were given to Salma Hayek as Sam Jackson's potty-mouthed wife, and she delivers them so well!


Gary Oldman seems to be having a bit of a resurgence at the moment - but I think he is a bit wasted in this film although he does get to throw his acting weight about in a couple of scenes.


Highly enjoyable hokum - especially after the relative disappointments of Atomic Blonde (great soundtrack though) and The Dark Tower.


Oh yes - the chase and shootout (car, van, motorbike, speed-boat, on foot) through the narrow streets of Amsterdam is something to behold and must have taken a lot organisation and sweet-talking the local authorities.


Little to fault in this film for me - it was pretty much what I was hoping for given the trailer I had seen. I do think that overall the film might have benefitted from a 10 minute cut with maybe just a little less action in the latter half of the film, but I'm nit-picking.


8/10.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide