Michael Bay’s 6 Underground isn’t a good movie, though it is interesting, with some great human and car-based stunts.
It’s also really expensive–and looks it–coming in around $150 million according to Screenrant.
And I believe it, between the stunts and the locations, this movie oozes money.
My question is why couldn’t a little more of it have been spent on a few more rewrites, so maybe we’d get a few actual characters instead of outlines pretending to be characters.
And I know we’re talking about Michael Bay, who’s not exactly known for the depth of his characters, but the opulence of the production feels like a distraction from how empty this movie is.
And while Bay may give good explosions, he can’t do either comedy (take Pain & Gain, please) or satire worth a damn.
And I would blame that on the writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, if it weren’t for the fact that the pair also wrote Deadpool, Deadpool 2 (also starring Ryan Reynolds), and the Zombieland movies.
And you know what they say about the captains of ships…