You’re my people and we have a code. You fight for the guy that’s fighting next to you.
DEA agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and naval intelligence officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) find themselves on the run after a botch operation to infiltrate a drug cartel. Neither of them knew they were undercover agents and after pulling off a bank robbery they need to find out whose money they just stole. While on the run they learn the secret of their shaky alliance. In order to survive they must trust each other.
I (as well as many people) was surprised to know that this film was actually based on the 2 GUNS comic Boom. I’ve been told that the film is pretty faithful to the comic which is something I love hear, however I haven’t ever read any of the comics so I can’t comment on that. However as I film I really enjoyed it, it is a popcorn film, it’s not a masterpiece but it is what it’s meant to be, which is entertaining.
Denzel and Mark share some great on screen chemistry loaded with cheek and charisma, You can’t help but enjoy their presence on screen. For a film that is filled with one- liners and shootouts they both deliver well on performance. Funny thing is Vince Vaughn was originally cast as Trench and Owen Wilson was originally cast as Stig, I think you’ll agree that would have been a different film.
Mark Wahlberg has been a busy boy this year, this is his 3rd film for the year with his first being “Broken City” and his 2nd being “Pain and Gain” (Review for “Pain and Gain” coming soon), he also has one more film releasing later on in the year called “Lone Survivor”.
As well as Denzel and Mark’s worthy performances there are some good performances by Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, James Marsden and Paula Patton (Damn she’s sexy!).
The film offers some ok plot twists, lots of shooting and explosions as well as some good laughs, oh and you get to see a bit of nudity from Paula Patton (Wink Wink). Definitely not a family film, more of a film to go and see with the boys get some popcorn and chill out.
I personally loved the film, got what I expected which was an entertaining film.
By Fiaz Ali