An Interpol-issued red notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen
Let me start off by saying that I am excited for this for a few reasons.
#1. I have no expectations for this to be a great movie. In fact, I'd set the ceiling for this movie at around a 77/100 for me. But there is a certain allure to turn-off-your-brain action movies that everyone can get behind.
#2. The Rock and Ryan Reynolds are maybe the two most likable stars in the industry today. Charisma, looks, humor, they got it all! Gadot's star has certainly wained since that whole "together" video disaster, but she is certainly a bankable action star as well.
#3. Netflix spent an insane amount of money on this. A big budget is not a surefire indicator of a good movie by any means, but when you have this cast, this genre plus a big budget, It certainly makes me feel more at ease. To put it into perspective, the $200 million dollar budget is roughly the same as recent Rock projects 'The Jungle Cruise' & 'Hobbs & Shaw'.
#4. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber! The first EVER industry guest on LCB is a solid workhorse who has given us a GREAT comedy in 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story' and two solid ones in 'We're the Millers' and 'Central Intelligence'. He loves workin with the Rock and knows good comedy. Weaving together action on this scale should be an interesting challenge.
So here is my big question: Is this part of the Fast universe somehow? If you remember from 'Hobbs & Shaw', Hobbs(The Rock) meets up with CIA agent Victor Locke(Ryan Reynolds) and they have a very contentious but funny relationship in a few scenes he cameo'd in the movie.
They're different characters, but this relationship is seemingly identical. This might just be because both the Rock and Ryan Reynolds have one look each (Hulking beast man and sarcastic wise-cracker), but still. This also may just be a more localized problem for me as I can't quantify how many people actually remember that Ryan Reynolds was even in Hobbs and Shaw, but still.