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Is Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ the most Michael Bay of all Michael Bay flicks?

Michael Bay returns to the screen with his Netflix film '6 Underground'. We take a look into Netflix's newest (explosive) film starring Ryan Reynolds.

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.

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Kyla is a visual artist and freelance writer with a poetic worldview. She’s inspired by the macabre, and finds solace in the silences between things. When not creating, she’s often poring over a novel, gushing about film theory, and drinking many cups of coffee.

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