2 Guns: two undercover agents go in for a big drug bust, but neither knows the other is also wearing a badge! With Wahlberg playing a flirty street-smart, wisecracker and Denzel going for the moderately stoic sensible man-with-a-plan it’s safe to say neither is out of first gear, but if it were two unknowns, you wouldn’t have even heard of this – so they’ve already earned their pay cheque. In other departments, the quirky bromance is quite fun to watch, the plot is standard, but entertaining enough to keep you interested, and the action is serviceable for a movie like this. The biggest problem with 2 Guns is that it’s just so forgettable, and about as edgy as an 8-ball: you’ve seen everything in here elsewhere, and better. It feels like the kind of film that was made to fill in a space in the schedules, or because there was some spare cash that absolutely had to be used. While it’s not as good as it should be with two massive stars splitting the bill, it’s another just-above-average entry into the surprisingly difficult to nail “Action Comedy” genre.
It’s a fun movie. But definitely made better with Denzel and Marky Mark. Nice review.
I liked reading your review of the movie. You’re a good writer in that you convey your honest opinions without coming off with a rude or arrogant tone. I have never seen the movie, but now I kind of want to see it just to match it up with how you felt about it. I also find it true that an action comedy genre film is very rarely a 9/10 film or higher.
Thanks John – don’t know why Hollywood is obsessed with these films. They’re a nightmare to pull off.
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two great actors in the wrong movie, what makes this a good
watch is the action not even the storyline. mark & denzil’s acting
skills could’ve been used in a better movie.