We can envision the calculation that decided that an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek — all repeating their roles, with newcomers Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman — might generate x amount of dollars and Euros based on a budget of y dollars and Euros. What we don’t understand is how Hughes and screenwriters Tom O’Connor, Phillip Murphy, and Brandon Murphy can regularly convert a silk purse of a cast into a sow’s ear of a movie. “Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard” is a comedy with no genuine laughs and an action film with vehicles blowing up and A-listers yelling at one other.
The narrative revolves around Michael (Reynolds), who is still furious over losing his triple-A rank as one of the world’s top bodyguards due to his prior antics. A therapist advises him to put his firearms away and take a relaxing vacation on the Italian shore. This euphoria is short-lived, as Sonia (Hayek) appears with weapons drawn, demanding that Michael assist her in rescuing her husband Darius (Jackson) from kidnappers. INTERPOL agent Bobby (Frank Grillo) finally forces the trio to assist him in tracking down the film’s MacGuffin, a gadget that Greek businessman Aristotle (Banderas) plans to use to put all of Europe into a blackout as retaliation for the EU’s sanctions on Greece. IMDB