Original Content podcast: Netflixs 6 Underground is very fun and very dumb

Netflixs 6 Underground feels like a movie that belongs on the big screen.
Sure, it isnt part of a giant franchise (yet), and it doesnt feature any well-known superheroes but it does star Deadpools Ryan Reynolds as a wise-cracking hero who criss-crosses the globe, going from one spectacularly destructive set piece to another. And behind the camera, youve got Michael Bay (who made Bad Boys and countless Transformers movies) coordinating the action.
On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, your hosts freely admit that we enjoyed it?
The movie is spectacularly dumb, but Bays approach to action cut as often as possible and blow up everything never gets boring. 6 Underground opens with a fast-paced car-chase that introduces the titular team of international operatives (each of them with their own specific skill), and it follows up with scenes that are even more inventive and/or pulse-pounding.
It also helps that the script comes from Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, so theres a glib, profane energy to all of the dialogue, and some of the jokes are genuinely funny.
But your enjoyment will hinge on your ability to turn off your brain to not be bothered by a plot thats both laughably slapdash and ridiculously convoluted, or by Bays tendency to film women as if their butts were their main features.
And you definitely dont want think too hard about the core premise, which suggests that the world would be a better place if secretive tech billionaires ignore international law and could force regime change in the Middle East.
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And if you want to skip ahead, heres how the episode breaks down:

0:00 Intro

0:42 6 Underground spoiler-free review

22:49 6 Underground spoiler discussion
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