I know I oftentimes lament the spoiler-heavy torrent of information, reveals, and plot-twists that occur in trailers for most major Hollywood films, but this time around it’s the complete opposite. I have no clue what the heck 6 Underground is about after watching three minutes of nonsensical explosions, shootouts, sex scenes, and Ryan Reynolds’ patented dry-humor shtick.
The film is about people who are supposed to be dead, or at least declared dead on their records, but they’re still alive and kicking.
I don’t really get it but this small group of mercenaries do what they want, go where they want, and use a lot of high-tech equipment without answering to anyone.
Where do they get their funding? No idea. Why are they going after “bad guys”? Don’t know. How do they recruit people who aren’t dead but declared dead? They don’t say.
I can’t even tell you what they’re actually doing in the movie other than shooting at guys and blowing stuff up. Maybe you glean more details about the plot than I could by viewing the trailer below, courtesy of Movieclips Trailers.
So a couple of things.
The description on the YouTube video is that six billionaires fake their own deaths to become vigilantes. Why? I don’t know. It makes even less sense when you think about them acting like military operatives when they could just live comfortably in their cushy lives. It literally makes no sense.
Anyway, there’s an ‘F’ bomb and shot of a hot chick in a thong, yet at the end of the trailer they say the film isn’t rated yet. Are they daft or just blind, deaf and mute? Then again maybe the MPAA will get paid off and the film will escape with a PG-13 rating.
In any case, I can’t say if this is a film worth getting excited about. The person doing most of the shooting, stabbing, and blowing up appeared to be a frail, runway model with blonde hair and the archetypical strong-women gimmick. It would be doubly disappointing if all the wetwork was handled by an autonomous mannequin.
As usual, the film looks gorgeous with its cinematography and color grading, which are mandatory movie staples in a Michael Bay film. The always top-notch sunset quality filter makes a return, and the vehicles, women, and guns all get bedizened in Bay’s typical fetishistic manner. However, I didn’t think it was possible to see nearly three and a half minutes of a film and still have no idea what it’s about.
None of the dialogue made a lick of sense, and the scenes were about as cohesive as the gel pouring out of a dismembered Stretch Armstrong doll.
I don’t really know who this film is catering toward, but I’m sure when we receive a more coherent trailer with a cogent plotline, it’ll make for potentially more interesting fanfare.
The movie is set to release on December 13th, 2019.