YMMV / The Bodyguard

  • Covered Up: Houston's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" is so overwhelmingly popular that most don't even know it had existed as a Dolly Parton hit for some 18 years (having hit number one on the Top 100 twice). Even fewer know that the song was originally a slow acoustic ballad, and not a window-shattering diva number.
    • "I'm Every Woman" from the same soundtrack was originally a hit for Chaka Khan.
  • Critical Dissonance: Although the film received mixed to negative reviews from critics, it was a hit with audiences and became the second-highest grossing film worldwide for 1992.
  • Genius Bonus: Frank takes Rachel to see Yojimbo. Yojimbo translates as The Bodyguard in English.
  • Hype Backlash: For months after the film was released, Whitney Houston's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" was everywhere; staying at the top of the pop charts and winning three Grammy awards. This caused a sizable backlash against both the song and the movie it was associated with.