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Review: 6 Underground

If ever a movie was made for me -- JUST for me -- it would be Netflix's new action pic 6 Underground. Yes, I use the term movie. Remember our conversation about films and movies. That definitely applies here.

The Irishman is a brilliant film; probably the best I've seen in like 20 years. But God damn, 6 Underground is a fantastic MOVIE! It's everything I enjoy in escapist entertainment. It's big, loud, vulgar, juvenile, and explosive. It's loaded with T&A, gore, fast cars, inappropriate humour and gunplay.

And it's funny as fuck, if you're as fucked in the head as I am at least.

It helps Michael Bay is back in form after too many years playing with robots. This is the Michael Bay who made the first two Bad Boys movies and The Rock. Only Netflix did what it does best with original content -- they let Bay do whatever he wants, and Bay turned everything up to 11.

The first 10 minutes are a blast... and the next 10 minutes are even better. I laughed with glee at the pure audacity of it all. The rest of 6 Underground can't quite live up to that great opening, but it's still a boat load of fun.

Casting Ryan Reynolds was a wise move. He's perfect in this. The rest of the cast is spot on too. They aren't playing people. These are characters out of a comic book or Mack Bolan novel. And they all work.

If I don't have to go to the theatre to see a $150-million Michael Bay movie, I'm happy. With movies like 6 Underground and The Irishman made for streaming, I predict very soon we won't be going to movie theatres at all. We'll be able to stay home, crack a beer and have a grand time.

I'm giving this one a Good, and look forward to rewatching it whenever I want.


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