6 Underground (2019)
Directed By: Michael Bay
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy Lior Raz, Payman Maadi and Dave Franco
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.
Review: I was highly excited to see Michael Bay releasing another movie. An action movie at that, starring Ryan Reynolds. It was one of my most anticipated movies to watch.
Straight from the movies opening I was hooked. The movie opens typical Bay style, a big car chase which features explosions, crashes, bullets being fired and a massive body count. The movie doesn’t skimp on violence and something that had me surprised was the amount of pedestrians that become canon fodder, the carnage count I’m sure will be high.
Ryan Reynolds character is known as number 1 ‘The Billionaire’, he is the leader and the one that formed the team, he comes across cool, charismatic and charming while also living by a strict code when working. Which makes him appear quite cold. Corey Hawkins and Mélanie Laurent also standout aswell and have some great moments throughout the movie. Every character has their own backstory and are all likeable. You can really see the actors all had fun shooting the movie.
There are some very memorable set pieces, most notable is the magnet scene which was very impressive and something we haven’t seen in an action movie before. I also enjoyed the short segment in Afghanistan. Which even as brief as it is made me want another war type movie directed by Bay.
Overall the movie was a more hard-core version of Mission Impossible. Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds have made a badass movie with plenty of gun fights, car chases, explosions and set pieces and with some added comedy thrown into the mix that will please action fans. Think Mission Impossible meets Bad Boys!