‘6 Underground’ Movie Trailer Teases What Fast & Furious May Have Been Like With Michael Bay At The Helm

Netflix has just released the first trailer for 6 Underground, Michael Bay’s debut film for the popular streaming service. It stars Ryan Reynolds and was written by Deadpool duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

The plot is pretty basic yet almost original until you break down what’s really going on: “Six billionaires fake their own deaths and form an elite vigilante squad in order to take down notorious criminals.”

So basically, the only difference between these vigilantes and Dom’s “family” in Fast and Furious is that these guys have more money than the F&F crew, not that the latter is ever short on resources. What is particularly interesting though is seeing all that juicy Michael Bay action, which already looks better (less CGI, more actual stunts) than anything we’ve witnessed in the previously-mentioned franchise.

As you can see, there is plenty of car action in the movie (not to mention fight scenes and other types of high-intensity moments) and one chase sequence even includes a green Alfa Romeo Giulia QV going up against an old Maserati Quattroporte

According to Collider, the movie had a budget in the $125 million ball park and was co-financed by Skydance Media, Netflix and Bay himself.

Also watch: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Fast And Furious Spinoff Trailer Needs You To Suspend Your Disbelief

As for who else is part of the cast, we count Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody), Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me 1 & 2) – joining Reynolds.

6 Underground will begin streaming on Netflix later this year on December 13.

 

  • Aeromann

    Interesting.

    • Adilos Nave

      What’s wrong with Netflix? The theme song had better by 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps!!!

  • Ben

    I truly understand action movies are supposed to be loud and involved, but the stories have gotten so ambiguous. Its just the same formula over and over and over. Either someone’s stealing something from some foreign billionaire, someone’s friend was captured in a deal gone wrong or “I need $XX,000,000 by tomorrow or I’m dead.”

    I don’t mind the lack of a memorable story, but at least change the formula of these action movies. Maybe make it about submarines or something. Maybe I’m getting old, but it doesn’t appeal to me anymore to see the “hot right now” sports car get thrashed(and trashed) in a high speed chase by some actor. Its like watching an A level actor being an extra that gets murdered 20mins into the movie. Then you’re left with actors and a story you don’t care about for the next hour.

  • Mr. EP9

    It’s probably going to suck.

    • Ben

      Being that it’s a Netflix movie, we just saw all the best bits of what the movie has to offer. Everything else is just mindless dialogue and exposition of a story that’s not even half baked.

      • Mr. EP9

        I was going to say it’s a Micheal Bay film, but that works too.

      • Mynameis Taylor

        I don’t understand. What does Netflix have to do with how good or bad a movie is?

        • Ben

          Netflix usually has great Proof of Concepts for their shows, story boards or trailers. However, seemingly always falls apart mid season/movie like a poorly made shoe. They’ve never really had a hit, something such as GOT, The Wire, Sopranos, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, etc. At most, their movies/shows spawn memes that last for a month or two, such as “The bird box challenge”.

          Netflix is sinking and everyone in the industry knows it. They’re focused on throwing as much at the board to see what sticks in hopes of finding a savior. Reportedly, their two biggest cash cows are leaving (Friends and The Office) and it seems like there isn’t a suitable replacement.

          Netflix is more geared towards binge watching shows rather than movies and it seems that where they place their financial focus on. Thus movies can seem flat or uninspired. Then again, cinema is subjective, so your mileage may vary with experience.

          • McFly

            Yes, Netflix movies are quite often just a nice “elevator pitch”, but they are seldom very good.

            But I disagree about their series.
            You are naming quite old series that started in the “golden age of tv series”, so I reckon nobody has had a hit like those since then?

            But I think you might call shows like Stranger Things, Narcos, Orange is the new Black, Black Mirror and The Crown successes.

          • Ben

            Like I said, cinema is really subjective. Netflix doesn’t release viewership numbers as far as I know so we have to guess anecdotally. Personally, the series I liked have been Marco Polo and The Frankenstein Chronicles. Black Mirror is arguably their biggest hit that I can see in anecdotal reaction, but its nowhere close to those legacy series in popularity.

            I don’t hate the company, but it just seems like when I see that red “N” in the upper left hand corner, the series or movie is rarely something I’d watch again or recommend.

          • Ben, I disagree with your opinion. Netflix has plenty of good series and films, the problem I see on your comment is that your sticking with American/British shows and films only; get out of your English-only world and check out other movies and series from other countries, languages – hey! Netflix even bothers to dub them if reading subtitles is too hard.
            There are lot of good shows and films in Spanish, French, German, Korean… even in Hebrew!
            BTW, check out “Fauda”, an intense Israeli series whose protagonist seems to be the bad guy in this new Bay’s movie.

          • Ben

            Movies and television are very subjective. I listed Netflix’s English based hits because the company and majority, if not all, of it’s marquee content is shot and marketed towards the English speaking market. I have watched DARK, a German psychological thriller. I understand most of it, but keep the subtitles on for words that are difficult for me to understand in quick action sequences. I’ll check out Fauda.

    • McFly

      The trailer shows us a movie made for 11 year old Americans. In the 90’s. And since the trailer is always better than the movie, we can be quite sure this is suckfest.

      But I’m impressed by the marksmanship – they’re hitting stuff without even aiming, like in the 60’s.

    • ChicagoBlah

      probably? haha, this looks like a great AV Store demo for home theaters, that’s it.

  • Rot

    ???

  • Ben

    What specifically qualifies “glorified gun violence” to you? I’m truly curious. I’ve never understood why people say “gun violence”. They’re weapons, violence is what they’re predicated on. Its like saying “fighting combat”.

    • Enter Ranting

      I have a problem with the depiction of the ease with which the good guys dispense with the bad guys by whipping out a giant gun. It oversimplifies gun violence in a country that averages a mass shooting a week. What’s wrong with the heroes in these stories that they can’t get the job done without firing off 10,000 rounds from their sexy guns?

      • Ben

        I own many firearms myself. Speaking from my own experience, I don’t strictly buy a weapon because it’s size. I buy because of its performance and ergonomics. I don’t understand what you mean by “oversimplifies gun violence”. Would you like to see more remorse from the protagonist or shoot fewer rounds?

        It seems like you’re saying that the ease of which protagonist shoot and dispatch their enemies is in relation to mass tragedies. We could also assume the same movie that showcases speeding is responsible for a percentage of automobile wrecks, but I think that too would be unfair.

        I’m not asking you to change your stance, I just wanted your honest opinion. I think there is so much misinformation about firearms and I wanted to see where you opinion was rooted.

  • Thunderbolt

    chicks with guns, fast cars, a lot of explosions, cheap talks, it’s all good for brain detox, so why not?

  • Octane

    So, in short, you would never own a shotgun for your home, to protect you and your family, in case a burglary/robbery or home invasion? Especially when more and more people are under the influence of drugs (opioid Addiction, Molly, PCP, crack, Meth) alcohol, or just don’t care. And the police general only come AFTER the incident happens. And you are against firearms, don’t see the need for firearms, as they are a means for lethal force (which again, can help in the case of an emergency). And are against the mindless use of firearms in a movie. And don’t see the need for crashes, and blowing things up. All things in which the main goal is destruction.

    So, you really haven’t paid attention to most action movies for the past 30+ years?

    Great trolling BTW.

  • Ben

    I don’t want to get into a debate about weapons on a automotive blog. I come here to decompress, but I was just curious about someone’s root understanding that developed their opinion.

    However, it seems you’re framing a firearm owner’s mindset in being a hero. The friends I have that carry do it mainly for their own protection such as female real estate agents.

    1- Its not supposed to be constructive, nor is everything in life. The reason you are alive is likely because someone used a weapon to defend themselves or feed themselves. Indoctrination seems like a subjective claim and its your choice to purchase, so don’t, that’s your power as a consumer.

    2- Nature is unfair. Adaptation is the key to allow those to adapt. There have been very creative people and cultures that have been wiped out due to their inability to defend themselves. Luckily, you have the luxury of a government made of men and women that fight and die on your behalf.

    3- Being able to feed and defend yourself from predators and other humans is absolutely integral part of being a human. Your specific situation might be different than others, but don’t speak for everyone.

    4- Again, framing a firearms owner as someone seeking the thrill of being a hero is a bit of a strawman argument. People own firearms to feed themselves, to protect their property, to overcome advantages posed by predators or other humans.

    tl;dr- If owning a firearm is not a necessity or you’re opposed to it due to the luxuries you have in your life, don’t own one. Nobody is beating down your door for you to take one. However, I will ask that you be understanding to the needs of others that depend and need them.

  • Dredd2

    looks trash

  • Miknik

    I’m probably a minority, but I will choose an actual plot over Slow mo CGI stunts every day…

  • Hey Jim, where is The Abyss?

    Stunt explosions like these scare me because one day someone could make an error and the earth could be destroyed.

  • Harry_Wild

    Why does the car alway expensive and fast? Why not a Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R and Yaris as the go to cars?

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