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The Hitman's Bodyguard

2017 / 118m - USA
Action, Comedy
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A pretty big blockbuster flick I never noticed before, until it turned up on Prime earlier this week. It's a bit strange because I'm usually quite up to date on action/comedies, then again the setup is so generic that I might have confused it with another one and never bothered to check it out. Be warned: originality is not the point here.

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A bodyguard fallen from grace needs to team up with a hit man in order to help his girlfriend win a court case. They don't get along at first (or what did you expect), but the longer they act as a couple the better they work together. It's a simple twist on the old cop buddy concept that doesn't make that much of a difference in the end.

The upside is that Reynolds and Jackson are a decent team, which makes for some funny banter. The action is also pretty dynamic and over-the-top, and abundantly present. The result is a simple, predictable but amusing blockbuster that deliver exactly what it promises. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Expendables 3

2014 / 126m - USA
Action, Adventure
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