In 2017, Ryan Reynolds laughed at himself with ‘The Other Bodyguard’, wherein he escorted a thug hitman performed by Samuel L. Jackson. A movie full of motion and acid humor, the form wherein the protagonist of ‘Deadpool’ appears like a fish in water. Now they repeat it once more with ‘The other bodyguard 2’, at a celebration of fireworks and explosions to which Salma Hayek joins -which had already appeared in the first installment- in a a lot bigger function.
And the reality, this second installment lives as much as the phrase repetition. The primary was a sort of European tour of Reynolds and Jackson, inflicting the impression of capturing in a number of cities extra as a result of of fiscal circumstances than the rest. Sure, the method labored, at the very least for the public. Nonetheless, the sense of déjà vu on this sequel is fixed, solely swapping Amsterdam or The Hague for Trieste, Portofino or Zagreb. And, sure, each the magnificence of the Liguria area and that of the Adriatic make this new worldwide tour have tremendously lovely settings.
Nonetheless, That doesn’t imply that, deep down, ‘The other bodyguard 2’ is a succession of scenes full of pictures, explosions, excessive violence and foul language. It’s true that he has sure moments wherein he manages to get a sly and scoundrel smile at the public (because of the incontrovertible fact that Reynolds continues to know how one can play these motion heroes with the soul of losers), but it surely doesn’t keep away from feeling that it’s earlier than a proposal that’s extra of the identical. The dangerous man doesn’t assist both, a parody of the European tycoons that, as well as, demonstrates the ignorance of the tensions of the European Union each of its scriptwriters -Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy- as of its director, Patrick Hughes.
And that sense of parody extends to his characters. Reynolds is aware of how one can discover the proper spot, however Jackson and Hayek appear to be getting into a contest of who’s extra over the high and infuriating. The remaining of the secondary doesn’t assist both, the villain he performs Antonio Banderas seems to be like the masculine and cheesy model of the dangerous Julianne Moore in the second half of ‘Kingsman’; Frank Grillo goes with the automated pilot and other interpreters, like Morgan Freeman, Tom Hopper or Gabriella Wright are tremendously wasted.
For followers of excessive motion films and hooligan humor, ‘The Other Bodyguard 2’ may match, particularly for individuals who haven’t seen the first half. He by no means manages to get rid of that feeling of pressured sequel, the form that seeks to emulate the success of the first however with out understanding how, as occurred with latest titles comparable to’ Blair Witch ‘,’ The king of Zamunda ‘,’ Rattling neighbors 2 ‘or’ xXx : Reactivated ‘.
The perfect: The scenes wherein the totally different Italian scenes might be appreciated.
Worst: The gags are not humorous as they’re a repetition of their predecessor, their characters are so extremely exaggerated that they’re not credible.