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VoxDawg
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Kennesaw, GA
Member since Sep 2012
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The Hitman's Bodyguard
Saw it last night at an advance screening. Loved it. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson have great chemistry. It really filled a niche for action comedies that has been empty since Lethal Weapon faded away.

Don't get me wrong - they basically play themselves, but that's what makes it so damned funny.


vilma4prez
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2009
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
I believe you.

And the trailer pretty much states that..

But does it have a "red" "smoking aces" " John wick" kinda feel?

Is it close quarter Jason bourn fighting?


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tWildcat
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Verona, KY
Member since Oct 2014
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
Saw it Tuesday, loved it. Reynolds and Jackson compliment each other well.


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Gusoline
Auburn Fan
Jacksonville, NC
Member since Dec 2013
4567 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
So SLJ is an over aggressive loudmouth and RR is a passive aggressive snarky smartass the whole time?

Im down.


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mindbreaker
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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It really filled a niche for action comedies that has been empty since Lethal Weapon faded away.


If you look at the late 80's and early 90's during the Action Comedy run nearly every damn one was written by Shane Black who was a master at it, His directing has been good except for Iron man 3.

But there have been a few action comedies that have been good since that run

Both Jump Streets
The other guys
The nice guys (shane black again)
Hot Fuzz
Both Bad Boys


TeddyPadillac
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2010
9754 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
you forget Rush Hour


VoxDawg
Georgia Fan
Kennesaw, GA
Member since Sep 2012
6137 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
You make a fair point. I've seen all of those movies except The Nice Guys, and enjoyed all of them.

I didn't realize that Shane Black was the common thread to those.


The Cow Goes Moo Moo
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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Hot Fuzz
Both Bad Boys



You ain't seen Bad Boys 2??


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Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
The Nice Guys is awesome in this catagory as elrl.


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mindbreaker
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
3033 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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you forget Rush Hour


Fair point.

few others I missed

The Rundown
Kingsman
Red

Although I don't think the genre is lacking I will say it isn't as prominent as it was in the 80's and 90's. Mostly this is because of Comic Book movies which have a few action comedy gems in the genre but are still considered Comic Book movies first.


VoxDawg
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Kennesaw, GA
Member since Sep 2012
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
I need to see Kingsman and both Red movies. I've heard good things about them.


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kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
44936 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
It is a drama/comedy?


LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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few others I missed


Don't forget Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Also a Shane Black movie. And his best one.


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VoxDawg
Georgia Fan
Kennesaw, GA
Member since Sep 2012
6137 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
Action comedy. Similar in tone to the other movies named in the thread.


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wildtigercat93
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
The nice guys is an awesome movie

So is kiss kiss bang bang
This post was edited on 8/11 at 12:24 pm


mindbreaker
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
3033 posts

re: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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The nice guys is an awesome movie So is kiss kiss bang bang


agreed on both. It looks more like Iron man 3 was the outlier on Shane Black's directing career which gives me hope for the predator reboot.


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