6 Underground Review - Loud action fest redeemed by Ryan Reynolds' performance

6 Underground Review - Loud action fest redeemed by Ryan Reynolds' performance

Michael Bay’s action drama revolves around six agents played by Ryan Reynolds (as One), Mélanie Laurent (as Two), Corey Hawkins (as Five), Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (as Three and Ben Hardy). Netflix's 6 Underground is amongst those loud, fast and furious shows whose story also provides great scope for its lead cast to emote well and not merely showcase their ease with stunts and thrills.

Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the storyline is pretty interesting and slightly predictable too. Throughout its runtime of 128 minutes, there are a handful of action sequences filmed like the good-old Michael Bay's action film but they don't provide an adrenaline rush.

The action is louder that you feel like you're being smacked by someone right from your television screen. Regardless of the scale of the action sequences that the director Bay has tried infusing in this film, Netflix's attempt to build an action franchise has simply gone awry with 6 Underground.

As far as the directorial effort is concerned, Bay goes all ballistic but the narrative gets ridiculous at many moments. Filled with junky action sequences, the second half of the film is still tolerable but the first half could probably give you a headache.

Cinematography borders on the absurd with those unnecessary quick cuts and camera angles. Ryan Reynolds in the lead role is charismatic while other actors come up with impressive supporting acts too. However, in an attempt to dish out a pacy film, the chemistry between the characters goes for a toss. Strictly a one-time watch, watch this only if you are a die-hard action lover.

Rating: 2.5/5


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