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The first official trailer for 2 Guns confirms what you probably already assumed about the shoot-them-up buddy-crime thriller. Charismatic Mark Wahlberg and smooth-as-silk Denzel Washington make a tremendous pair, and audiences likely will happily line up and fork over their $15 to watch these two in just about ANYTHING.
What you’ll get out of 2 Guns is this: Wahlberg and Washington play bank robbers who make off with a $40 million haul in the trailer’s opening scenes … only both men have secrets to share. Washington, we learn, was a DEA agent, while Wahlberg was Special Forces. Now the two men must team up to find out who set them up during the bank job – leading to an explosive showdown with all sorts of armed goons.
I’m hard pressed to pick out my favorite part of this entertaining trailer. I love the way Wahlberg keep repeating “together” as Washington attempts to brush him off. I love the way Bill Paxton (!!!) butchers the English language as a dim-bulb antagonist. I love the use of All Along the Watchtower. I love all of it. Just, all of it.
Maybe fans of the graphic novel on which 2 Guns is based knew what to expect. But I’m unfamiliar with director Baltasar Kormákur, and despite a polish by David O. Russell (who once was rumored to direct), the story of 2 Guns could have played as generic, explosive pap. This trailer changes my mind.
2 Guns will be in theaters on Aug. 2. Here’s the official synopsis, but tell us what you think of the new trailer:
“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 unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.