TaniaOnTheScene - Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg makes 2 Guns that rare thing, an enjoyable summer blockbuster.
Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. 109 minutes. At major theatres. 14A
The opening shot features a train barrelling down the track towards you, the audience.
It’s an apt metaphor for the film that follows — big, noisy and fast — and if you enjoy train trips (and action movies), you’re almost certainly going to like 2 Guns.
Oh yeah, and the train stays on the tracks, much like the film, which gets us from point A to point B in a journey that, while predictable, is a breezily pleasant ride.
Credit here is largely due to the casting of two appealing actors in the lead roles, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. They play two reluctant partners thrown together when a bank heist goes awry and they have to figure out exactly what the heck is going on.