After so many years of “Transformers” films or the odd smaller fare (eg “Pain and Gain,” “13 Hours”), director Michael Bay returns to non-CG heavy big-budget action blockbusters with “6 Underground” which is bypassing cinemas and has just had its worldwide debut on Netflix where it’s now available to stream.
One thing it has in common with Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is it’s a very cinematic film that demands to be seen the best way possible. Of course Scorsese famously has his opinions, saying last month he’s fine with home theaters but “please, please don’t look at it on a phone, please. An iPad, a big iPad, maybe.”
Ryan Reynolds was asked his take on how people should watch this film, and he tells Variety: “You should be able to watch whatever the f–k you want to watch on whatever f–king device you want to watch it on. I don’t know. I would say that’s just the way things are.”
Michael Bay saw it both ways saying: “I don’t want my movies to be watched on a phone either. But movies aren’t that bad on these new TVs that have HDR, high dynamic range. Listen most of the Academy votes on TVs, okay. We all love movies. I’m a big cinema guy. But, the great thing about Netflix is it’s a new voice out here and it’s a strong voice. And they do interesting content. So, that’s why I appreciate it.”
“6 Underground” follows a group of people, declared dead, who have teamed with Reynolds’ billionaire character to pull off covert ops against some of the world’s worst people.