You know how people say that Adam Sandler’s most recent comedy films (not “Uncut Gems,” but the films that he makes for Netflix) are just excuses for his friends to get together and go on a paid vacation for a few months? Well, I don’t know about the validity of that, but judging by the new trailer for “6 Underground,” I’m pretty sure Michael Bay conned Netflix out of a large sum of money for ulterior motives, such as destroying Italy. Well, not the hot women in Italy, but he just wants to wreak havoc on the art, culture, and architecture.
Now, you might read that and think that I somehow hate the trailer for the action film coming later this year to the streaming service. And you’d be dead wrong. Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first trailer for “6 Underground,” which felt like star Ryan Reynolds doing his smarmy jokes surrounded by big guns and loud explosions. You know, a typical Michael Bay film. However, this new trailer feels a bit self-aware, and I’m here for it. Sure, there’s the male gaze, loud music, overly-saturated colors, and witty one-liners, but it almost seems as if the film understands that’s what audiences expect from the filmmaker and is having fun with it.
Of course, this could be completely wrong. We are talking about the guy who directed the “Transformers” franchise, after all. But maybe, just maybe, we’re going to get the Bay that gave us “The Rock” and “Bad Boys,” and not the director who turned in “Transformers: The Last Knight.” We’ll have to wait and see.
Netflix is set to release “6 Underground” on December 13.
Here’s the synopsis:
What’s the best part of being dead?
It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record.
The best part about being dead…is the freedom.
The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.”
6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.