Based on the Boom Studio’s comic of the same name, 2 Guns is a story about two undercover agents working toward the same cause but not knowing that each other is undercover for their respective Government Agency. DEA Agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) is tasked with catching a drug king-pin from Mexico but also in trapping the “partner” he’s using to get to that goal. Naval Intelligence Agent Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) is tasked with the same thing. On their run from the cartel they find out that each is not who they say they are and that their common goal has taken on a twist that neither expected.
That plot may seem like it would make a great James Bond style movie with intrigue and action and adventure. But in 2 Guns we get a buddy-cop film with lots of laughs from Wahlberg’s character as Washington is the “straight” guy. It is a modern Riggs and Murtough with the interactions between Trench and Stigman and I could see them making a series out of these movies. And yes, I know that Boom Studios just released a 3 Guns sequel so who knows if material from that story will make it to the big screen but it wouldn’t surprise me if it did.
So what did I think of the movie? I’ll change it up this week and give you a tease before the break….it was lots of fun! Click below to keep on reading.
Grade: 4 our of 5