I saw this on Netflix and I was intrigued. I like Ryan Reynolds a lot. Then I saw the director: Michael Bay.
Now, I am not a Michael Bay hater, per se. I mean, yes I hated the Transformers movies and there are other Bay movies that I disliked, but I also liked Pain & Gain, 13 Hours and The Rock. So there is that.
6 Underground is THE MOST Michael Bay movie I have ever seen. That may or may not be a good thing depending on who you are. For me, it was definitely NOT a good thing..
What did it include?
Slow Motion ✔
Car Chases ✔
Montages with bad rock music ✔
Pop Culture references ✔
Needless shots of beautiful (usually scantily clad) women ✔
I checked out on this one very early. I was bored. Not even Ryan Reynolds’ charm could save this turd.
When it first came on screen, Reynolds said that he was a ghost and the ghost has one superpower, which was to haunt the living. And I thought this was going to be the literal story. I thought, “Hm, what a strange and intriguing idea. Maybe RIPD with a better story or execution?”
Nope. They meant “ghost” as a person who fakes their death to drop off the radar and then become a mercenary. Suddenly much less interesting, but I gave it a chance.
The dialogue was terrible. Nobody really talks like that. None of the characters stood, with the possible exception of Corey Hawkins as Seven. The rest are cliches and underwritten stereotypes.
I really should have watched The Mandalorian instead. Michael Bay fans may love this. I hope they do.