Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O'Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy. The film is a sequel to the 2017 film The Hitman's Bodyguard and features Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Richard E. Grant reprising their roles, with Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman joining the cast. In the film, suspended bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) must once again team up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife (Hayek) to stop a madman (Banderas) from launching a terror attack on Europe.
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
Michael Bryce, temporarily retired from being a bodyguard while he awaits reinstatement of his license, tries to clear his mind in on vacation in Capri until Sonia Kincaid tracks him down and asks for his services. She needs his help in recovering her hitman husband Darius, after mobsters kidnap him.
The trio gets into more trouble, with Bryce taking much of the physical brunt of their encounters. After getting help from his bodyguard stepfather, Bryce Senior, the trio is captured by Aristotle's henchmen. He has a history with Sonia; Aristotle was conned by her even though he genuinely fell in love with her.
Bryce manages to hit the manual override to destroy the ship and stop the drill, and the three survive the explosion. O'Neill says they have to stay on the boat for 48 hours together before being cleared and free, then hands Bryce papers to sign, which he thinks is his bodyguard license.
In 2017's "The Hitman's Bodyguard," with his reputation destroyed after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, triple-A protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) was reduced to a second-class bodyguard for hire, accepting an offer from Interpol to escort an international assassin, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), from Manchester to the Hague. The mismatched duo were forced to put aside their grudges with comedic, action-driven results. However, with his beloved Sonia (Salma Hayek) now behind bars, Kincaid was willing to do anything for her release, even if it meant risking his own life.
He lost his triple-A rated bodyguard license because of Darius and has actually been in therapy to rid himself of an abundance of anxious emotional torment for a long time since. And after all that work, Bryce is finally able to get his life back in order.
Parents need to know that the action comedy The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is the sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard. It re-teams Ryan Reynolds (as uptight, safety-first bodyguard Michael Bryce, who's still trying to regain his Triple-A certification), Samuel L. Jackson (as high-level assassin Darius Kincaid), and Salma Hayek (as Kincaid's wife, Sonia). As in the original, profanity flies as frequently as bullets ("f--k" is in practically every sentence). The body count is sky-high, with constant gunfire, stabbings, graphic headshots (and other wounds), and physical fights. While the first film was about Kincaid helping Bryce realize that some matters are out of his control, the goal this time around is making Bryce less responsible and more comfortable with killing. Equating masculinity with brutality (e.g., "men don't cry" and "men shoot stuff up"), the movie makes Bryce's emotional fragility the butt of the joke. And while Sonia is just as violent and profane as the guys, she's called "crazy" because her actions and words are more emotionally reactive. The Kincaids are honeymooning and are actively trying to get pregnant no matter where they are, although nothing more than making out and an over-the-blouse fondle is actually shown. There's some drinking, a character is drugged for laughs, and cocaine is talked about as if using it is a rite of passage to being cool.
THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD reunites Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as blacklisted bodyguard Michael Bryce and assassin Darius Kincaid, respectively. Brought together by Kincaid's wife, Sonia (Salma Hayek), the trio is pressured into accepting an Interpol assignment to stop a powerful villain (Antonio Banderas) from destroying Europe.
The titular hitman of the hilariously titled The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is Samuel L. Jackson's deadly Darius Kincaid, his wife is Salma Hayek's international con artist Sonia Kincaid and Ryan Reynolds rounds out the job descriptors as hapless bodyguard Michael Bryce. "He's actually kind of good at what he does," Reynolds told ET's Nischelle Turner on the set. "Even though he's just such a tiny, dumb man."
"It depends! If I'm the bodyguard of my kids, oh, get ready! There's no one better than me," Hayek says for her part. "But I don't know. If it's some stranger guy that's paying me? It's like, forget about it. I'm not taking a bullet. I'll run. Or hide, because I don't even like running."
Having promised his therapist that he would give up bodyguarding, Michael is reluctantly dragged back into the fray to guard his murderous protectees and stop a madman (Antonio Banderas) from blowing up Europe. Morgan Freeman also joins the cast in an undisclosed role.
Before the events of The Hitman's Bodyguard, Bryce loses his AAA bodyguard license. As his job was his pride and joy, this devastated Michael. Getting reinstated has been Bryce's motivation for the entirety of the franchise so far. The stakes are raised for this in the second movie. His all-star bodyguard father uses his influence with the deciding committee to blackmail Bryce. At the end of the movie, Hayek's Sonia also tricks Bryce into thinking she pulled strings to get him reinstated. But when all is said and done, Bryce still doesn't get reinstated.
Throughout both movies, Bryce is obsessed with safety and being perfect with his job. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard reveals that through two moments. A flashback shows that Bryce lost his mother when he was a teenager. Bryce usually acted as an unofficial bodyguard for his mother when he was younger. But when he stepped away from her for a brief moment, a freak accident took her life. That, coupled with the fact that Bryce's stepfather was a legendary bodyguard, led to Bryce becoming obsessed with perfection. Moments in this reveal can get slightly melodramatic, such as Bryce's mom dying due to a carnival accident. But they give necessary color to Bryce's character, which will be beneficial in continuing the franchise. As Bryce is able to identify these issues within himself in The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, the character sees massive growth throughout the film.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard easily keeps the door open for a sequel, as it has shown new ways to prolong Bryce's suffering. For one, he did not get any closer to getting reinstated as a AAA bodyguard. Bryce will likely continue to try and fail to get reinstated for as long as the movie series continues. Getting adopted by the Kincaids also adds a layer of suffering to Bryce's story as well. While he has grown to love Sonia and Darius over the course of the two movies, it's still a slightly antagonistic, love-hate relationship. A third movie would inevitably explore their relationship as a legal family. These two points can easily provide enough story for a sequel to The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. It all depends on how much the audience and director Patrick Hughes want to keep watching Michael Bryce suffer.
Set four years after the conclusion of its predecessor, bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself in the middle of an emotional crisis. Because of everything that happened in the preceding film involving trying to protect hit man Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), Bryce has been stripped of his bodyguard license, a job that was his entire identity.
The original 2017 movie centered on a disgraced bodyguard (Reynolds) who is embroiled in an international plot involving a ruthless dictator and a hitman (Jackson) who is going to testify against the villain. Hayek played the hitman's wife, who spent most of the film in prison before ultimately being freed.
The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson's equally notorious wife.
The world's most lethal odd couple - bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) - are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as... well, you'll have to see.
Still stressed by the events of the first film, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) decides to take a holiday and not think about bodyguarding. His plans come to a screeching halt when Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek) and Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) - who is the cause of his psychological problems - barrels into his life. On top of that, Interpol assigns the three with a mission to prevent terrorist Aristotle Papadopoulos (Antonio Banderas) from disrupting all-electric power in Europe. This leads our heroes into a series of mishaps, explosions, and a chance meeting with an old family member (Morgan Freeman) where Bryce will find out what kind of person he truly is.
Michael Bryce is preparing to retire from being a bodyguard and tries to clear his mind on vacation, until Sonia Kincaid tracks him down and asks for his services. She needs his help in recovering her hitman husband Darius, after he is kidnapped by mobsters. After saving him, they are caught by Interpol agent Bobby O'Neill, who needs their help in locating a terrorist mastermind named Aristotle Papadopoulos, who wants to destroy the European power grid and infrastructure since the European Union is planning to impose more sanctions on Greece. 041b061a72