December is a month for romantic movies, it is a month for boring movies, and for magical movies. But, in the midst of a mixture of boring and romantic comes Netflix with an intense action movie starring Ryan Reynolds named 6 Underground. If you need an adrenaline shot, this movie might do the job!
Whenever I see Ryan Reynolds, my expectations get higher. I like him in most of his roles, and even though I didn’t become an immediate fan of Deadpool, he still performed well in the role. And if we consider romantic movies, I actually love the movie The Proposal in which Ryan Reynolds is forced to fake an engagement to the book editor played by Sandra Bullock. However, I normally watch action instead of romantic movies, so when Netflix introduced me to 6 Underground, I knew that this is a movie for me to stream on Netflix.
6 Underground on Netflix
6 Underground is yet an example of a movie that could have ended up in the cinema, but instead, we get it directly through the streaming platform of Netflix. As a result, this movie can now be streamed worldwide in every single Netflix country. This means, you don’t have to change to German Netflix to watch it, neither do you need access to American Netflix. All you need is a Netflix subscription. Visit Netflix wherever you might be in the world and you will be able to stream 6 Underground immediately.
But, a question that might be more interesting is whether or not 6 Underground is worth the time?
Is 6 Underground worth two hours of your life?
6 Underground is a Michael Bay movie. This is a name you might recognize considering that he has been in the movie business for a long time, and he has directed a big number of blockbusters. And one of the biggest characteristics of Michael Bay is loads of action, special effects, and a high pace. What has he directed before? Well, he is well known for movies such as Armageddon, several Transformers movies, The Island, and he has also been involved in productions such as the Jack Ryan series from Amazon, and much more.
In 6 Underground, we meet Ryan Reynolds and his team of 5 people. They are considered dead by the world, and that is what makes them so hard to track and discover. They take righteousness into their own hands and hunt down bad-guys who are protected by diplomacy and other matters. Of course, this wouldn’t work well in the real world (who are they to consider who is good and bad?!), but in the movie concept, I like the presumptions of the plot. And yes, here they have a real dictator who the world cannot touch. However, the 6 Underground team is capable and that is the task we follow throughout the movie.
On the team, we meet Corey Hawkins, a man you might remember from the final season of 24, and also from The Walking Dead. Together they work, and this movie will give you action and adrenaline from the first moment on. However, I was actually quite bored watching the movie. It doesn’t help it that Michael Bay directed the movie, Ryan Reynolds isn’t capable of helping the movie either.
Everything is stretched to the limit, not only the action scenes and the car hunts but also the visuals. We can see Ryan Reynolds carrying an eyeball in his hand, blood is going in all directions, the stunts are crazy, the violence is even crazier, and this is somewhere between a serious and a hilarious action movie. It has potential, but somehow, it didn’t manage to live up to its potential and my expectations. I cannot really tell why, but this turned into a quite boring experience for me, and in the end, I was happy to finish it all.
We are human beings after all…
For the team selected by Ryan Reynolds, it is important to know nothing about one another. They are allowed to have sex, but there shouldn’t be real feelings. They shouldn’t know each other’s names, and thus the distance is important. But, it is somehow nice to see that even though they are crazy, they are still human beings. As a result, they long for connections and they are not capable of leaving one another behind (even though the clear message of Ryan Reynolds is to leave anyone behind when needed). These human feelings make the characters a bit more credible, but in the midst of blood pumping from someone’s arm, a way too long car hunt in the first 15 minutes of the movie, and much more – this movie feels like wasted potential to me.
6 Underground — Final Judgment
You can watch 6 Underground on Netflix and have a great time. After all, it is included with your subscription, which means that you will not have to spend any extra money to watch it. The only thing you might waste is your precious time, but if you don’t like it, just turn it off and do something else. However, if you have the Sheldon Cooper complex (which I have), meaning that you have to finish what you start, then at least use some fast forward button to see how the story ends before you go to do something else.
Have you seen 6 Underground? How did you feel about the movie? To me, it was a waste of time. But, I know that some people like it. At IMDb, it currently has a 6,1/10 score. This is a fairly low score, but some people for sure enjoyed it. Write a comment and let me know what you think of the movie.
Do you have some other recommendations for those looking for something to stream on Netflix in the coming months? Last year, we were given Birdbox on Netflix before Christmas. That was a way better movie than 6 Underground. Of course, it is hard to compare such movies, but I would rather watch Birdbox again than 6 Underground, that is for sure!