The Sounds and Excitement of a Cinematic Release

Michael Bays 6 Underground Theatrical Screening 

Photo by Michael Competielle

Nothing says Cinema like the cinematic release of an action film. And nothing is cooler than a movie premiere where the celebrated Michael Bay introduces the film along with its brilliant cast including fan-favorite Ryan Reynolds.

Last evening New York Cities performing arts venue The Shed hosted the Theatrical premiere for one of the years most celebrated films Netflix’s 6 Underground. This $150 Million dollar film written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick which was directed by the master of blowing shit up Michael Bay was everything you would expect from this celebrated brilliant creative team. 

Filmed in Florence, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, and LA this film focuses on a group of 6 vigilantes who faked their own deaths to rid the world of notorious criminals. Fast cars, guns, and explosives permeated the scenes which included over 2,000 action stunts. 

The pulsating sounds of revving car engines, screeching tires and gunfire nearly blasted you out of the theater seating. Hard rocking music with cinematic pounding drums built the scenes into a cacophony of presence while the special effects emphasized the blood and guts of the brilliantly choreographed scenes. 

The outstanding lighting and camerawork developed scenes of ominous grit while the aerial shots established the film’s dynamical diverse landscapes. Our characters were developed throughout the film without using their real names or identities to avoid the vigilantes from becoming to close or empathetic.

The tension was constantly built as the vigilantes brushed with death and had numerous close calls. Almost every second of the film was riddled with humor and destruction while the storyline flowed with constant excitement.

With awards season around the corner, films that are eligible to be nominated for Best Feature Film for prestigious industry awards are required to have a theatrical release. While there certainly isn’t anything wrong with streaming new content on Netflix, some films just need to be seen and more importantly heard in a calibrated theater setting.

With high movie overhead and struggles to remain profitable, it takes the right type of film and directing to warrant the need for viewing a film in its proper environment. It’s doubtful most people will be able to enjoy this film’s use of color space and dynamic soundscape which left this viewer immersed in a moment of sheer brilliance.