I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen the movie. Very few trailers master this but there are many that try and get very close. Every day I will highlight a new trailer which manages to successfully get me excited for a movie. Today’s trailer has a different use for Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard classic…
Plenty of movies pair two mismatched characters together for a film to get laughs, with mixed results, and although The Hitman’s Bodyguard doesn’t look original, it definitely looks funny. Ryan Reynolds looks to be playing charming, wise-cracking Ryan Reynolds while Samuel L Jackson is back shouting and swearing like only he knows how.
It is important that it is the red band (mature, violent and sweary) trailer you watch as this one is the funniest and gives the fill impact of how god this film could potentially be. As long as all the best bits aren’t in the trailer.
Overall, The Hitman’s Bodyguard looks like it has the potential to be one of the year’s funniest films. A great pairing, cool action and two top actors playing the typs of characters they excel at.