Funny Moments in The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Bryce and Kincaid have a gun fight against each other that was influenced by Christian Bale‘s finale fight in Equilibrium (2002), except in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the jocular way when the guns go off as Bryce keeps his visiting lady friend out of the firing line makes the fight look cute.
In a hardware store, Bryce swings an axe at the lead fighting villain and is left holding the axe handle in utter confusion as the thug continues his vicious attacks. Yet it all leads to a funny payoff at the end of the fight.
Another cracking scene is while Bryce is complaining to a street vendor that he’s had it up to here with Kincaid, in the background, cars are screeching, gunfire blazing and everything’s exploding all over the place as the villains are trying take out Kincaid. Even as an air bound car flies past his body, Ryan Reynolds as Bryce doesn’t flinch.
Make sure to watch the whole movie because there’s an outtake near the end of the film’s credits showing Reynolds’ discipline of holding a single facial expression for two minutes in front of the rolling camera, because due to unforeseen humorous background events, they couldn’t start filming the had it up to here action scene. It’s such a precious moment.