HOLLYWOOD (WWJ) – Action stars – and heartthrobs – Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg light up the screen in the action-packed thriller “2 Guns”. Washington stars as DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench; Wahlberg stars as U.S. naval intelligence officer Michael “Stig” Stigman. The two men are simultaneously, unbeknownst to the other, attempting to infiltrate and take down a Mexican drug cartel.
While 2 Guns had every opportunity to turn out as a formulaic buddy film, refreshingly, it is the exact opposite. Perhaps it’s because the screenplay was written by Blake Masters of the award-winning TV show, “Brotherhood,” which ran for three seasons on Showtime. “Brotherhood” landed Showtime its first Peabody Award for drama. Or perhaps, it’s because of the talents of Washington and Wahlberg. In my opinion, it’s all three. The combined talents of Washington and Wahlberg will have you laughing at times; wincing at others, which is exactly what the producers had in mind. According to Producer Marc Platt, “2 Guns is an action movie with humor, but it’s also about real people.” Real people, real problems. Well, probably more problems than most people have (let’s hope anyway!).
With a title like “2 Guns”, you can imagine that Masters’ script includes – yes, 2 Guns – in the form of Bobby and Stig. But, where there are 2 Guns, there’s sure to be more, and this film has plenty. But, it’s not all about “bang, bang, shoot ‘em up.” Masters’ script has plenty of twists and turns, which will keep you at the edge of your seat, trying to guess what’s coming up next. But, believe me, it’s not an easy guess.
2 Guns also stars Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos.
Check out 2 Guns and you’ll get a chance to watch the “2 Guns”, aka Washington and Wahlberg, at the top of their game.
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