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I’m honestly not sure why this latest trailer for Baltasar Kormakur’s “2 Guns” is rated Red Band. From what I can tell, Mark Wahlberg says “shit” and “asshole” and Paula Patton shows us her naked back. But hey, with the film opening later this week, I guess they’re trying to gin up some views for the trailer. It looks goofy as hell, though, and very by-the-numbers in terms of buddy-cop movies, complete with cliche bad guys and asshole bosses. The only thing I can gather that’s going to make this worth watching is Denzel playing the straight man to Mark Mark.
Check out the barely Red Band-ish trailer for “2 Guns”. By the way, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with Paula Patton’s naked back. Absolutely nothing at all. Absolutely, positively nothing at all.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unexpected partnership: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
For 12 months, DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Michael “Stig” Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.
When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Bobby and Stig are suddenly disavowed by their respective superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.
Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos.
Guns blazing this August 2, 2013.