The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.
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Although Reynolds was fun and it's indeed kinda cool to see Samuel Jackson and Morgan Freeman in the same film, a star-packed cast can't save an average movie with an average story.
Let's talk basics: Pace is inconsistent and compared to the 1st film there are some really boring parts. Action is focused on bang-bang and car chase, coupled with some extreme shouting from Salma Hayek. Acting is ok; these guys always do a good job. Storyline is outdated and exaggerated but keeps the European vibe of the first film, which is consistent. Comedy is actually prevalent throughout the film and there are some good moments.
The positive: Antonio Banderas. Yes, he plays the villain, Greek billionaire Aristotle Papadopoulos, but he doesn't take the role seriously and he still is the Antonio Banderas, with the Spanish accent we all know. He delivers some funny one-liners mixed with a few popular Greek words and looks like a formidable villain BUT with a really weak and bad plan. Comedian Ryan Reynolds does well. Nice cinematography, photography and great Italian landscapes. And some truly funny moments. Frank Grillo is always a nice addition, even though his role in the film is not essential.
An overall comment: Maybe since they're chasing a Greek guy, they could have done more shots in Greece, so it could have been more relevant...? Because in the story the connection with Italy seemed a bit weak.
To conclude, there's a few reasons to watch this film. But it's not as good as the previous one, so be prepared.
I personally enjoyed it but it's no more than a 6/10.
- Aug 22, 2021