6 Underground (2019)

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Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They’ve buried their pasts so they can change the future.

When you think of Michael Bay, you think big action movies like The Rock, Bad Boys and of course, the Transformers franchise.  Some are great, some are not…

6 Underground is his latest directorial project, one which sees Bay team up with Netflix for a direct to streaming affair.

Is it any good though?

Well, it’s quite possibly the most Michael Bay film that Michael Bay has ever made.  He’s really out Michael Bay’d himself this time.

But is it good…?

It has his style all over it – quick cuts, often to the point of confusion, slow motion sequences that become increasingly frustrating as they become increasingly unnecessary.

Answer the question… is it any good??

Well, the answer is somewhere between yes and no.  The plot is a little confusing at times, and the Michael Bay style really does nothing to help the confusion.

BUT, it’s exactly as I expected it to be.  You don’t go in to a Bay movie and expect anything different.  Just kick back with a few beers, a pizza and maybe even some popcorn, and let it be the mindless action movie that it is..

Besides, Ryan Reynolds is great as always.  Sure, he’s not your typical action hero, but he brings a certain level of humour and attitude (see; Deadpool) to the role that makes it hard to imagine anybody doing it better.

It’s as over the top as can be, with damn near every scene cramming in as much action as possible.  Helicopters, boats, car chases, roof top parkour, beautiful women and some pretty bold kills.

Turn off your brain and check it out.

6/10

Rick Trewin.

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