It’s a plot ripped from headlines (i.e., the crisis in Syria). Half the movie sets up the middling Bond villain and the other half the origin story in which Reynolds sets up the team.How to sum up 6 Underground, Netflix’s latest offering, starring Ryan Reynolds?
Despotic foe Rovach could have been more interesting if Bay and the script gave him more depth than “stock bad guy with a boat.”
Bay borrows from everything to pick up the pace and keep things interesting. The first twenty minutes involve one big Fast & Furious-style car chase. During it, a bleeding team member (Two, played by Melanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) gets sutured while firing back at pursuers. Dave Franco was the driver and looks way less trustworthy at the wheel than Vin Diesel. I would’ve liked to see what else Franco had to offer this picture but he didn’t make it beyond the first act
So first we’re going to talk about The Cat and the Moon. If I had to pinpoint why this movie resonates emotionally, it comes down to the authentic portrayal of teenagers you have here. And I wasn’t sure what to expect coming into this movie, but that helped win me over quickly. So can you talk about how you got that tone right as a writer and how the script changed over time? I know you started writing it when you were 15.