Like two peas in a pod Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg don’t disappoint in their new Universal Pictures movie 2 Guns. 2 Guns which opens Friday 08/02/13 and is rated R tells the story of two guys who are very different but are yet the same in what they are after. Denzel plays Bobby Trench a DEA agent who is undercover trying to infiltrate a drug lord and his empire in Mexico while Wahlberg plays Michael Stigman an undercover naval guy who is also after the same thing. The funny thing is neither knows that the other is deep undercover and it isn’t till something goes wrong that they find this out. What happens next is two guys on the run but also trying to find out who set them up and why. I know you’re asking is this just another buddy movie? Well No because the team of Washington and Wahlberg are the difference, they have the same great chemistry that Gibson and Glover had in the Lethal Weapon movies. These two play off each other so great and you can’t wait to have them on the screen.
Some of the other actors like Bill Paxton, who plays a ruthless CIA agent and Edward James Olmos, who plays an evil Drug Kingpin bring some great character depth to those around Washington and Wahlberg. I was pleasantly surprised by James Marsden, who has been playing the love interest of Tina Fey in the comedy 30 Rock for the last couple of seasons, who brought some interest as the naval guy chasing after Wahlberg, loved it. The love interest of Denzel’s character Deb(Paula Patton, who btw is the wife of pop star Robin Thicke) is wonderful too bringing a sexiness to the movie as well as a woman in charge of her scene as part of the DEA hierarchy.
2 Guns plays well for its full 109 minutes and gives you everything you wanted. It’s smart, funny, action oriented and sexy but most of all it’s FUN. Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are a team I’d definitely go back to see again and again in a sequel, they just really play well together. I do have to say that you really have to stay focused because there are some twist and turns so if you do not want to get a little lost pay attention but besides that I really enjoyed 2 Guns and you will too.