Bay has teamed up with Netflix to pack your television screens with as many explosions, car chases with really ugly cars, and off the wall weapons as they can fit. It’s not the most original project, but it’s got great joke writers and a solid special effects team. The official synopsis…
What’s the best part of being dead? It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead…is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.”
6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. 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 (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.
I’d actually pay to see this in a theater – stupid action movies with lots of explosions is a favorite genre of mine, and those wide shots look like they would be better viewed on a big screen. A Bay explosion extravaganza that’s only available on the small screen is just weird and kind of sad. That said, of course I’m going to watch it.
Cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Ben Hardy, Mélanie Laurent, Adria Arjona, Dave Franco, and Corey Hawkins. Script is from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – both worked on Deadpool, Zombieland, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.