Hot Take: The ’90s called and asked for their action comedy back. If you enjoy Samuel L. Jackson or Ryan Reynolds, it’s likely you’ll hang up on that call and enjoy the cross country ride.
Here’s the best piece of advice I can give you if you’re heading out to see The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Don’t think too hard! This is summer popcorn action comedy at its most summerish. If you’re going to dissect the ridiculous plot or the over-the-top action or count the amount of times Samuel L. Jackson says, “Mutha fucker!” then you should steer clear of this one. Heck, if you want to think, there’s a few documentaries in wide release that’ll soothe that part of your brain. However, considering we’ve just spent the last two weeks on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea (okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but still!), watching the President treat his group of advisors like he did the cast of Celebrity Apprentice and, oh yeah almost forgot, had that same President equate Neo-Nazism to being just as bad as counterprotesting racism, turning off your brain might not be the worst thing to do here.Read More →