[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]6 Underground (2019)
Michael Bay is known for his explosive style in film-making. From Bad Boys, Transformers, and Pearl Harbor, Bay has the reputation to go all-in with providing the ultimate action for moviegoers and 6 Underground doesn’t disappoint.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds as six skilled specialists fake their deaths and form a group squad together in order to take down a ruthless dictator and put an end to his rule. Of course, none of this matters. The film opens to an exhilarating 15-minute car chase that is filled with peak Michael Bay. The film captures a lot of self-quips and has the feel of an early 2000s movie that major studios played hot potato until it suddenly landed in Netflix’s hands. With a rumored production budget of around $150 million, I wonder why Netflix took this film. Possibly that Netflix is still searching for that blockbuster franchise to be its guarantee crowd-please and financial success, but may have to search somewhere else. 6 Underground is an action-filled mega event that Michael Bay fans will enjoy, but I don’t believe it is something that Netflix can use to compete with franchises that Disney or Warner Bros. have.
Ryan Reynolds simply plays himself. In the film, he simply refers to himself as “One,” and what the audience does know is that he’s a billionaire who’s funding this whole operation, recruiting the other specialists of his team, and assigns them numbers so things never become too personal. Throughout the film, One makes quips that makes it difficult to take him seriously as he comes off as Ryan Reynolds but with the net worth of Bill Gates. One addition that Bay has added besides explosions is parkour. “Four,” played by Ben Hardy, is the thief of the group but he’s also the parkour guy. It was nice to see Ben move around on Duomo di Firenze.
Watching 6 Underground is a perfect Netflix and chill film if you’re looking for a mindless popcorn flick that cares about how wild it can get. If you’re seeking for an action flick BUT also a cohesive and compelling story then I would look elsewhere. If you’re a Ryan Reynolds fan AND enjoy Michael Bay’s filmography then this is peak Bay with full creative control and the budget to prove it.
Rate: 2.5/5[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLE85olJjp8″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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