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post #1 of 28
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Is it wrong that I actually laughed at this trailer? I just want to shake the hands of whoever decided on the music.

 

post #2 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

Is it wrong that I actually laughed at this trailer?

If it's wrong I don't want to be right.

 

The bit at the outdoor bar with all the chaos going down around Reynolds got me.

post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

 I just want to shake the hands of whoever decided on the music.

 

 

I figured what the music choice would be as soon as I read your post.

post #4 of 28
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Someone on Youtube commented that it's as though the director just said: "Fuck it. Play yourselves and we'll come up with the story later. I dunno - Sam, you're a hitman and, uh, Ryan you're his bodyguard. There you go. Roll camera!"

post #5 of 28
And that's why Ryan, Sam and that director have the best lives.
post #6 of 28
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The BEST!

post #7 of 28

"This guy single-handedly ruined the word 'motherfucker'".

 

True. SLJ giveth and SLJ taketh away.

post #8 of 28

Looks like a fun lark! And yeah, that song choice was perfect. 

post #9 of 28
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"This guy single-handedly ruined the word 'motherfucker'".

 

True. SLJ giveth and SLJ taketh away.

 

I love that fact that, even when he's falling, Sam's bellowing "Motherfuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"

post #10 of 28
Holy shit has Reynolds turned into a soundalike for Michael Douglas.
post #11 of 28

I'll admit I laughed. And I have enough love for Reynolds and Jackson that I was saying "I'll probably watch when it hits one of the streaming services..."

 

...and then I glimpsed Hayek and I knew I was in for good.

post #12 of 28

Sold at SLJ's laugh. Rest was just gravy.

post #13 of 28
To steal a phrase from RLM, this movie looks like it has negative plot. It's like there's Jackson, Reynolds, and gunfire, and explosions and car wrecks caused by no one in particular happening all around them.
post #14 of 28

As I said...the best lives.

post #15 of 28
That has to be the most random fucking trailer I have seen in a while. Deadpool and Sam Jackson team up!
post #16 of 28
This does indeed look amazing. I'm there for opening weekend.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

To steal a phrase from RLM, this movie looks like it has negative plot. It's like there's Jackson, Reynolds, and gunfire, and explosions and car wrecks caused by no one in particular happening all around them.

 

I wish more experimental high-brow art films looked like this. For some reason I can't stop laughing at (or WITH?!) that trailer.

post #18 of 28
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I kind of like the fact that I'm probably going to watch this and have no real idea what it's about other than who the two main characters are (or at least what their jobs are). The makers knew what they were doing by shaping the trailer purely around how funny these actors are. If a two minute trailer can make me chuckle (Reynolds' stunned reaction to being thrown through the vehicle window at the end gets me every time), I have high hopes for the main feature.

post #19 of 28

Just saw this on the film's Imdb-page:

 

post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 

Okay, that's amazing.

post #21 of 28
Also from imdb: this was originally supposed to be directed by Jeff Wadlow. I've seen Wadlow's The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, starring Kevin James, and it is absolutely heinous.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

Is it wrong that I actually laughed at this trailer? I just want to shake the hands of whoever decided on the music.


Oh yes, I like everything about that.
post #23 of 28

Jeez man. Hitman's Bodyguard was so slight that no one bothered to write anything in its own thread.

 

I dunno--movie is okay. I mean, it's literally the full-length version of that trailer: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds riff on each other; shit explodes. The End.

post #24 of 28

Fairly bad. Reynolds and Jackson screaming at each other gets old quick. A lot of shots of them firing machine guns followed immediately by shots of stuntmen falling over.

 

All the Salma Hayek scenes are horrid.

post #25 of 28

You know, I actually enjoyed this.  Without thinking if it was going to be any good or not, it was able to just... work as a fun action comedy.  I even liked the little life lessons.

post #26 of 28

It works quite well as a background movie. 

 

 

Its fine. 

post #27 of 28

Liked it quite a bit. Popcorn.  But enjoyable popcorn.  Banter like that is rare these days.  And actually some hand-to-hand sequences that feel like someone gave a shit.

post #28 of 28

I think it helps that the action is competent just enough that it always grabs you.

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