“2 Guns” your opinion ? This American action film starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg had very mixed reviews, scoring a 6.8/10 from about 88,000 voters on IMDb and very other mixed reviews from sites like rotten tomatoes gave it a 64% percent. However after seeing this film for the first time I actually really liked it. Now it was different to see Washington playing this funny but yet normal Washington on screen mentality, and once again just like “The Other Guys” Wahlberg brings many laughs from start to end in this movie. I have really come to like these funny roles the he has been taking that stray from the normal action and serious movies he plays in. They actually worked very well together on the big screen and blend and mold to become quiet the duo.
The plot itself was very creative and caught me off guard, having Denzel being a undercover DEA agent and Marky Mark a US Navy Seal who are both posing as criminals to rob a bank. They are robbing the bank for money for two different reasons that end up throwing a hue wrench in both “crooks” plans.
Denzel needs to rob this bank for money to give to a cartel money because he failed to get cocaine on a drug exchange which leads to him wanting to use the money to get him on money laundering charges as a means of convecting him. Wahlberg is stealing the money for covert operation funds. They only believe they are robbing 3 million but are surprised to find they have robbed 43 million dollars. Wahlberg is ordered to take out Denzel, however finding out hes a agent he shoots to wound . These actions now make them both targets of their own groups leaving them no choice but to have each others backs and make it rain.
This is a must see action and I don’t want to give to much more away, however a little insider…. the 43 million is the CIA’s money they end up stealing………
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Thanks — J.T.
After going to see both films, “American Hustle” and “Wolf of Wall Street”, I must say well done and caps off to both films.
The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese is about the life of Jordan Belfort who was a New York stock broker who runs a firm based on corruption. From what the movie tells, back in the 1990’s, penny stocks that would be sold to blue collar people that would never really see the money for awhile. However on the other hand the stock broker who sold the stock would get 50% commission on each sale. Meaning…. Cha Cha Chinggggg ! $$. They were making straight cake everyday selling these stocks. Jordan Belfort becoming a millionaire in a matter of months having anything he wanted at anytime. Which led to massive drug and alcohol abuse, million dollar yachts, lambos, country clubs, mansions, trips to Europe, Belfort had no limits. Even as the FBI investigated him and eventually took him down. What made the movie was the all star cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio , Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and more. It was a long movie running over 3 hours but trust me it keeps you wide awake the whole time and has you all hyped up by the end.
American Hustle….. for sure not exactly what I thought it was going to be after seeing all the commercials and previews and the build up, it was so slow. Well slow to me at least, compared to seeing Wolf of Wall Street just 3 days before, I was going into thinking it would have even more action and less partying but it actually had no partying and no action, the only real arrest happens towards the start of the movie. Directed by David O. Russell the film is actually based off of a FBI scam investigation in the 1970’s and 1980’s where two con men [who are played by Christian Bale (Con) and Bradley Cooper(FBI agent) ] are ordered by FBI to set up a operation on corrupt politicians which one of the corrupt being the mayor of Camden New Jersey (played by Jeremy Renner). It was once again a A plus cast and a great film never the less. It has won many awards since being in theaters.
I highly suggest you try and see both films while still showing in theaters near by or wait until they hit the dvd and netflix. Check out my twitter for previews of both films ! Thanks ! — JT