Ryan Reynolds Calls 6 Underground An ‘Old-School Michael Bay Spectacle Film’
I think it’s about time all get excited for Michael Bay’s upcoming Netflix movie, 6 Underground. That’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.
6 Underground is very much ‘un film de Michael Bay’, but that didn’t used to be a bad thing. It wasn’t until those God awful Transformers movies that people really started to dislike his output.
The main reason was because he kept on doing the same Transformers movie over and over again, and he was even reusing shots within movies, which is just something you should never do.
They felt tired, hackneyed and they were just boring. But, in between those movies he did make Pain And Gain, which I know I shouldn’t, but I did enjoy.
As a kid, I grew up with films like The Rock, Bad Boys and Armageddon. Up until my 15th birthday, I would have put Bay in my top ten directors. I even went to the cinema to watch The Island – that’s how much I liked the guy.
But then it all started to go downhill, probably after Pearl Harbour which was a mess of a movie and it was the first film of his that I really didn’t like.
6 Underground sounds like my king of Michael Bay movie
Now, I will say that I haven’t revisited the likes of The Rock, Bad Boys and Armageddon in a while, so my opinion on those films might change, but I think they were a product of the time, and at the time, I liked them.
So, this was a rather long-winded way to come back onto the subject of Bay’s next movie, 6 Underground, and it really does sound as if it’s Bay back doing what Bay does best – high-octane dumb action movies.
The film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, was recently talking to Empire Magazine, and that’s when he revealed that this movie is, what he described as an “old-school Michael Bay spectacle film,” and this quote alone has got me on-board.
This is certainly an old-school Michael Bay spectacle film – it’s just action upon action upon more action. I was excited to work with Michael on more of an old-school version of a Michael Bay movie: no giant robots chasing anybody, no Transformers or Decepticons. But it’s still very fucking crazy. We joked a lot [on set] that no explosions were harmed in the making of this movie. There were a lot of explosions.
No giant robots chasing anybody. No Transformers or Decepticons. This has my name all over it.
6 Underground will be hitting Netflix on December 13th, and it was written by Deadpool and Zombieland writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
What do you think? Are you guys as pumped for 6 Underground as I am? Let us know in the comments below.
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