Famed Hollywood Film Reviewer Barry Rubin On ‘2 Guns’, Which Opens Friday, Highlight Hollywood News

“2 Guns” stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and was directed by Baltasar Kormakur (“Contraband”) with a cast including Bill Paxton and Edward James Olmos in this too slick action/ comedy. There is an artificial chemistry that the writers seek to create between Wahlberg and Washington to which the audience is constantly conscious of so that each line they deliver has the implied thought “boy will the viewers love this”
The plot to this film and the role of the lead characters are confusing and full of turns and twists that will  make your head reel more than the constant overturning of the vehicles in the wild car chases and crashes.
There is nothing subtle about this film and it is obvious that the producers are attempting to create a franchise a la “Lethal Weapon.”
The film is a good visual experience with a sound track that matches the fast action scenes and represents  a strong  attempt to attract the teen age and early 20’s audience. Although the film will probably  do well for that group, for the viewer looking for more, the film will be a disappointment.
I give this film 2 stars. Simply put, the 2 guns weren’t loaded.
Here’s the trailer:
 2 Guns – Trailer
Written By: Barry Rubin, Highlight Hollywood Sr. Film Critic
Photographs are Courtesy: Universal Pictures
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