Wednesday, December 18, 2019

6 Underground: Movie Review

Michael Bay films have never been our thing. The excessive use of explosions, complicated and mind-numbing narratives, and his bombastic approach has always exhausted us. It's never a good experience. As sinful as it may be, we actually found "6 Underground" manageable. Maybe its the smaller screen size but on some level, it was quite acceptable.
Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader who calls himself as One (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
A movie is an experience and sometimes that experience needs to be just brainless fun. As anticipated, "6 Underground" has all the elements you'd expect from a Michael Bay feature film. The story is a complicated mess without any semblance of rhyme or reason. The action was over "over-the-top". The characters are a one-sided affair and females are still highly-sexualized objects from time to time. But seeing this film on a mobile phone or on a television screen helped made these excesses a lot more palatable. For once, we finally found ourselves enjoying a Michael Bay film. The biggest hook for the film was easily Ryan Reynolds. He has the charm and wit to make things a lot more interesting than they should be. The other characters were okay but not great. While the film gave time to briefly explain their back stories, the film fails to give ample time for each to develop. For one, we found the character of Seven to be severely shallow even though he had a huge role in the entire narrative. Speaking of the narrative, our only advise is to go with the flow. There will be a lot of logical loop holes and physical anomalies but this is an action film - what did you expect? The action itself was filled to the brim and the gore even more so. The set pieces had some surprises which we found actually refreshing and fantastic. While "6 Underground" still feels excessive, this is Michael Bay with some form of leash. It was actually good on some level and the perfect film for some brainless chill time.
Rating: 3 reels





Why you should watch it:
- the miniature screen makes this more palatable
- gore-filled fun with creative stunts

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- this is a Michael Bay film true and true
- the plot is basic and still crazy unrealistic


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