I didn’t even know this movie existed, but after a glimpse of the trailer, I’m on-board. Wahlberg and Washington star as undercover bank robbers that don’t realize they’re undercover until after a successful operation. When things go south trying to dismantle a Mexican drug cartel, they’re disavowed by the government and on their own, because that’s how things ought to be, right?
Upon first glance, the movie reminds me a lot of last year’s silly This Means War, which blew a lot of potential on two top-level CIA assassins chasing the same woman. As it progresses though, we get some interesting segments and funny bits. Also, the obligatory ‘walk away from a thing as it explodes’ bit. You should check out the trailer below and see it in theaters on August 2nd. At the very least, they picked some competent talent in these two leads, although it is hilarious to read “Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg” as if the Funky Bunch star is a tag-along.