Friday, January 10, 2014

2 Guns

2 Guns! Now this was a joy to watch! This was just a good fun movie! Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are two buddys that steal from the wrong people and have to dig themselves out of the whole by the end of the film. One thing about the plot that I didn't really enjoy was that BOTH Mark and Denzel's characters turn out to be undercover cops, one with DEA, and one a disgraced Navy SEAL. Neither of them know that each other is undercover, and that moves a plot a little but some of it was a little hard to believe. For example: I don't believe that an ex-Navy SEAL could do some off the books job and then get accepted back into the Navy. There's too much paperwork involved. So if they were just two crooks or con men, I think the movie may have benefited a smidge.

If they make a sequel, and they might because this film made a lot of money in August, the fact that they don't have to hide from one another will help the chemistry. Aside from the main leads, there are a lot of talented actors in this film. Paula Patton is here as Denzel's girlfriend and DEA agent does a nice job. It was nice to see her after Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. She's talented and has a more real world quality than some other actresses. Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton, and James Marsden all play against type here. All are playing more grey or villainous roles, a turn from what you see them in. Edward James Olmos is almost unrecognizable here and does a great job as the Mexican Cartel leader. Bill Paxton plays a rougue agent and was fun to watch, a large turn from his Big Love role. Check this movie out any way you can. I really enjoyed it and I think you will to.

4 out of 5 stars

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