Who would have thought that when you put together two unlikely actors to work with each other, you’ll end up with such an entertaining movie? 2 Guns did just that, and with Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington able to channel their comedic humour, blended in with their badass action experience as well, there are a lot of things that can happen in a movie like this. It can either be crap or be entertaining. There’s never a medium between the two, and I’m glad that it was the better of the two outcomes. This movie had a combo of Cop/Heist and a bit (a bit) of mobster movie all in the same setting with a cannonball pool splash of eye candy (hi Paula Patton, you Goddess).
Usually when you get cop movies like this one is, you’re able to pinpoint who’s who all before the end of the movie because a majority of them are so predictable. What I liked about this movie besides the chemistry between Mark & Denzel, was the fact that the story kept moving and it got straight to the point as to what was going on, so you couldn’t get lost in the mix. Just when you were following one thing, it continued to move forward without losing much ground, and it did get dramatic a lot, because secrets were revealed, people were double & triple crossed, and it was as the trailer brought it out to be in the first place – fast paced & entertaining.
The danger I felt would have happened in this movie was that there would be a lot of corny moments and eye rollers because of the overplayed aspect of a shoot-em-up movie, but in this movie, I can’t pinpoint a lot that I didn’t like about it, because it started, finished, and ended. By the time you walk out of the theatre, you got your money’s worth, and I could tell from how the audience was enjoying themselves throughout the movie. The movie, on a serious note, did point out that trust is always a key factor when your life sometimes hangs in a balance and the last person you expect to trust is the first person who’s by your side going toe to toe with the bad guys to defend you. It’s a testament to life, because I’m sure a lot of people have been in that situation.
This is one that you could see on any odd day, but it’s a cheap and cheerful flick that you can’t go wrong with. A lot of movies are trying to copy the style of Bad Boys (I mean, since we’re not getting a 3rd one), but what I didn’t know was that this was based on a Graphic Novel (the more you know). Great movie for some friends, or even just a friend; either way, you’ll enjoy it. But for now, this is my opinion, this is my review
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