Title: 6 Underground
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Runtime: 2 hrs 7 mins
What It Is: Rich, tech mogul named One (Reynolds) fakes his own death. After doing this he is creating a ghost organization of assassins and specialists in order to create a more peaceful world. After losing their driver Six (Dave Franco) they find a former military sniper in Seven (Corey Hawkins) who they want to pull into their group. Their plan is to take down a militant dictator. Who with an iron fist runs his government and entraps his democracy-loving brother.
What We Think: What an utter bunch of nonsense. Michael Bay is a hack. That fact cannot be understated. Everything he does is normally in the same ilk. This is certainly no different. What happens in this film has nothing of consequence. An absolutely devoid film. Empty of charm and subtlety. Along the way, you cannot concretely tell me that the dialogue is anything but bad. Ryan Reynolds is sort of the only saving grace for this. Sadly he’s rehashing the same character he’s played a million times before. Trust me when I say Michael Bay doesn’t do anything outside of what he normally does.
Our Grade: D, What an awful film. Not only is this devoid of anything to actually enjoy but my god is it far too boring for something with so much “action” in it. If you like hollow explosions and bad exposition then this is for sure the film for you. If you prefer a bit more substance to your cinema then maybe this isn’t the right direction for you to send your Netflix. Michael Bay…dude..bubie please do me a favor and stop making movies. You haven’t made a good one in SUCH a long time. It’s almost tedious now.