Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Movie Review
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Movie Review

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is a romantic comedy with a twist. It follows the story of a bodyguard hired to protect a mistress of a corrupt politician from an assassination attempt. 

The most important thing to know about this movie is that the bodyguard is played by a woman. This is a fresh take on the cliche of the "bodyguard falls in love with his top client" trope. 

The movie's title, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, is a bit misleading. There's a lot more to the movie than just the main character's wife.It's hard to say what to expect with a sequel to one of the most iconic games of all time. 

One can imagine that there are many ways that a sequel can go. I had high expectations for this movie, but unfortunately, I was disappointed. The movie is set in the not-too-distant future, and it's clear from the outset that this is a different movie than the first one. 

The film starts with a voiceover from Agent 47 (played by Common) that gives the audience a little backstory. As it turns out, the Agency has a new top agent in town, and he's a woman.

What is Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard about?

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard about
What is Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard about

The basic premise of the movie is that the famous assassin is on the run from whoever he owed that job to, and he’s got a partner who has recently lost a child of his own. 

He’s asked to guard the wife of a billionaire whose husband left her for a young Russian woman, and then becomes an assassin himself. Sonia Kincaid is a lawyer, wife and mother who is a school teacher. 

Her father is worried that she will succumb to loneliness and become a drug-addicted prostitute like her mother was and sends her on a trip to make contact with Michael Bryce. 

Who's in the cast? 

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has agreed to star in the film, which will be a production between Foxx’s own company and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, along with Paramount Pictures.

What is the movie about?

A widower from New York City needs help, and so does an assassin, so the two meet up for some form of companionship. There is obviously going to be a romance between the two leading characters, but we have not seen the full extent of that just yet. 

It is, however, evident that the world of assassins and the one of bodyguards have not become one, as their lives seem to clash a lot. Also, there is a lot more to it than that as there are insinuations about past and present relationships. 

As this is the only preview, this is an indication as to what the movie would be about. Who is in it? Widower Michael Bryce is playing the lead, and he looks like he is up for the task as you can see from his persona.

What to expect

expect From Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Movie
What to expect From Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Movie

The Death Wish remake directed by Eli Roth is not going to be a homage to the 1974 Bruce Willis film. This one is going to be an extremely gritty and desi twist to it. The Delhi-set remake has a different story and will focus on the city as a character. 

The film will revolve around the life of Sheila (Sonakshi Sinha) who is looking for her husband John (Irrfan Khan) who went missing after she told him she had bought an expensive BMW car. 

With everyone convinced he is dead, Sheila moves to Mumbai. But all does not turn out well. Sonia Kincaid (Sonakshi Sinha), a Mumbai based advocate, goes looking for a guy named Bryce (Michael Bryce), who had been assigned to protect her. Unaware of the situation, Sonia agrees to help. It’s been 5 years since she last saw her husband.

Conclusion

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will soon be released to American cinema, with a dual release in India and the UK. There are enough statistics available that would suggest that moviegoers in India may not want to watch the film, since Hollywood has failed them. 

However, if Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is an advertisement for the release of American cinema in India, it is working in that respect.