Movie Review Submitted by: Ramje Uthayakumaar
Director Michael Bay’s first Netflix film is everything you would expect from Bay and Netflix. It has all the iconic Bay explosions and a big budget that you expect from a Netflix “original”. This movie is for anyone who loves fast-paced action who want a whole lot of explosions in their action movies. In addition, it also has some laugh-out-loud moments that you will definitely enjoy. It’s a casual movie that anyone can watch and enjoy and doesn’t take a lot of “thinking.” For some, the presence of the star studded cast of Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco, and Corey Hawkins will be enough to give this one a go.
Plot wise, this movie explores the question of “what would you do if you were able to fake your own death and become a living ghost?” The story surrounds a billionaire tech tycoon (Ryan Reynolds) who faked his death in order to take down evil dictators across the globe. Along the way, he decides to recruit 5 other individuals who have a special skill they’re known for but also have a reason for wanting to disappear.
The idea of having a secret team taking down the world’s evil governments and brutal dictators who oppress their people is an idea that many watchers would find captivating.
Movie Smoking or vaping status: This film contains various smoking scenes
What was happening in the scenes with smoking / vaping? This movie had brief a brief smoking scene which frankly would just pass your mind. It is a scene where a man is seen smoking a cigar in the background. This scene can be taken out and it would not affect the movie in the slightest. This movie did not show the effects of tobacco use because the scene was so brief and unnoticeable