6 Underground (2019)

One would think that when you team director Michael Bay with Deadpool…I mean Ryan Reynolds, in an action-comedy movie, it would be epic.

Well, that was not the case. It was much worse than you could ever imagine.

6 Underground was another Netflix action disaster, I mean blockbuster. However, there was one problem. This film had no clue what it wanted to be. It had direction and no direction at the same time.

As expected in any Bay film, there are explosions, lots and lots of explosions. There are non-stop action sequences that go on for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. There was also a lot of blood. More blood than you ever knew you needed. Also, bodies will die in very graphic deaths. If you love graphic bloodshed, this movie will be for you.

But, before you get all excited about all the carnage, I need to tell you, this story is terrible. There’s all these silly rules about being in the group, a group of elite killers who reference every other action movie ever made. The action can only carry your interest for so long, so when it comes time for them to hang out and talk to each other, it is so cringe-worthy.

This movie is jammed pack with catchy one-liners and movie references that don’t make up for its stupidity. It makes you wonder if the story is supposed to be funny or not. People want to love anything Reynolds does because he’s usually golden when it comes to comedy. However, he swings and misses so many times throughout the movie that you wish it would just end. The action seems so long that when you see how far into the story you are, you’ll find out you’re like 37 minutes in, and the story isn’t getting any better.

I understand that people probably loved this movie and want a sequel or franchise. I’m just happy I could cross it off my list now. The only thing I loved about the film was the action, despite how long the scenes went. The bad guy got what he deserved, but why this bad guy, why this country. Who really knows. 2/10

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