Is Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ the most Michael Bay of all Michael Bay flicks?
Michael Bay returns to the screen Friday, December 13 with his Netflix film 6 Underground. In it, Ryan Reynolds leads an ensemble of operatives, who fake their own deaths in order to band together and right wrongs. Ostensibly, this means blowing things up. Like, a lot of things.
It’s no secret that the man knows his way around a multimillion-dollar budget. For his Netflix-financed feature, the streaming giant has invested ~$150 million into the project, but thankfully Bay has a charming cast to reel in the action-obsessed masses.
Who’s in the cast of 6 Underground?
In a sign that the director might’ve eschewed all character development in an effort to pack more explosions into every frame, the six lead actors in 6 Underground go by numbers not, you know, their names.
Jokes aside, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Detective Pikachu) plays One, Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners) is Two, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Goliath) is Three, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) is Four, Adria Arjona (Good Omens, Pacific Rim: Uprising) is Five, and Dave Franco (21 Jump Street) is Six.
Not surprisingly, most of the cast is introduced in a breakneck, adrenaline-fueled 15-minute car chase through Florence, Italy, (quite literally) catapulting the film into its main event — Reynolds’ plan to remove a brutal dictator from political office.
Although 6 Underground features zero interplanetary warfare or aliens that turn into cars, expect an intrepid descent into macho mayhem.
6 Underground premieres in select theaters December 11 and December 13 on Netflix.