The Bodyguard Reviews
This film sounds like (and at times plays like) a daytime TV movie. However, there is something about the 1990's Kevin Costner that transforms this film into one of the best films of its day. We are made to gasp as Kevin Costner swoops in and save the head strong singer time and time again and look on as the pair inevitably fall for each other. The only downside of this film is the somewhat unexplained jealousy of the older sister and the motives behind the assasination attempts on the famouse Rachel Marron.
"The people who hire me, they don't have to be convinced to save their own lives. "
Despite the cheesy aspects of the film, it does have it?s fair share of funny quoteable lines eg: Woman in green [approaching Frank] ~ "I've been watching you all night from across the room." Frank: "Why don't you go back there. Keep watching. "
The Diva role for Whitney's character wasn?t really a huge stretch of the imagination now and certainly by no means is it greatly acted, yet The Bodyguard still remains a very watchable film of the 90?s.
The story follows two indivisuals, Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) who is a ex-FBI agent who now works as a bodygaurd, and musical sensation Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) who is recieving death threats from an unknown culprit. Farmer is hired by Marron's manager to protect her, and he reluctantly agrees due to his skeptical past that has to do with the death of Ronal Regan. When Farmer and Marron become close we soon come to notice a spark may be between this two people, bt Farmer may not be able to handle losing another person he has been hired to protect.
The plot (like I said) started off getting my attention but gradually just became boring and not even intersting. We know he will end up being in love with her and they will live happy lives thanks to each other so the entire love portion of the story was very dry and dull. As for the thrilling part of the story, it is the only thing that kept the story from being a complete chick flick and it made me keep interest. The characters are both cool and dull if you ask me. Frank begins as a total badass mystery to us and soon we just want him to catch this criminal already. Rachel Marron is just a reimaging of Whitney Houston and I am not sure what they were trying to go for with her, either she was a diva or a kind woman but it seemed like a mix and it was very hard to feel sympathy for someone who is just so annoying. Overall you may or may not love the story, but I just think it dragged on way to long and I lost interest.
The cast consists of some pretty huge names and some were great and others were not. Kevin Costner is a good actor, we can all agree he has done some crappy roles but overall he is good, and here is no exception and I enjoyed him very much. Whitney Houston needed to stay away from acting, she got to big for her circle and wanted to try acting and she did not pay off, although she sure did bring in some huge box office results for this film. Everyone else did not really do enough to capture my attention, these are the two stars and the only two anybody cared about.
The Bodyguard would have been a incredible thriller if they had just not made it a romance. Maybe if it was at least a good romance where they have chemistry but they just annoyed me with how the entire time we know they will end up together and kiss at the end to make the perfect cheesy romance flick. The thrills save the movie however, and it ended up not being a bad movie, but not very good either. If you want to remanaisse about Whitney Houston come check the only film role anybody will remember her for, other than that I don't see any huge reason to check this out.