Darius Kincaid: The Hitman
Samuel L. Jackson’s Darius Kincaid is certainly a force to be reckoned with and certainly not someone you want to mess with! He is one of the central characters of the 2017 action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” where Jackson co-stars with Ryan Reynolds and together they embark on a journey across Europe to incarcerate a corrupt politician. The movie banks of the banter between Kincaid and his apparent bodyguard, Reynold’s Michael Bryce.
Kincaid is the ‘do my own thang’ character who chooses to make things up as he goes along. But Kincaid isn’t your typical typecast of an anti-hero who doesn’t give a hoot about anything. The more the story unravels, the deeper into the backstory of Kincaid we see. The soundtrack even offers some insight into that. “Nobody Gets Out Alive” is its title, and much of the reflections can already be heard.
Come, listen to the song here!
Darius Kincaid: His Unorthodox Gospel
The world that we move in right now is inherently a gray area. Things are often left in the interpretation of the people who experience it. And the fact is, we tend to interpret life in ways and means that are inherently different from each other.
Darius Kincaid is a reminder of that fact. He is often unpredictable and doesn’t take much accountability of his actions. But, what remains constant throughout the movie (and much of the theme of the song,) is that his simple principle: Life happens and we just have to go with it. It is something that he shares with Bryce.
And, I find that it resonates that God himself is life and His work is seen all around us. It’s just a matter of how we look at things and interpret it. In a way, we can take that as us having to fully surrender to the plans that God laid out for us. Sometimes, the best laid out plans do not work, but that is because God has better plans for us.
All in all, Kincaid is a reflection of the unusual, yet the fitting way we should see the world. In the grayest of areas, we see God. We see his intentions, even if we interpret the world differently, he should be the only constant.