Aug 16

Is ’2 Guns’ Actually a Romantic Comedy?

Tag: blinkboxblinkbox @ 1:52 pm

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In the new film 2 Guns, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play partners-in-crime who both don’t know that the other one is a government agent. Betrayed by their respective organisations, they find themselves thrown back together in an effort to clear their names.

Now, from the outside this looks and sounds like an action blockbuster. And sure, there are enough explosions and chases to justify this assumption.

But when you start to dig deeper, you might come to realise that this movie is actually a romantic comedy with two males leads.

Here are the facts:

One of them is a fun-loving, free spirit who doesn’t hold much stock with making plans. The other one is uptight, methodical and strictly business.
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But we’ve seen this before in…

When Harry Met Sally
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 The African Queen
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Barefoot in the Park
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In the middle section of 2 Guns, Wahlberg and Washington become bitter rivals!Guns-2

…which also happens in:

You’ve Got Mail
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10 Things I Hate About You
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride

 

But really, the most compelling piece of evidence that 2 Guns is actually a rom-com can be found in the poster:

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Now, where have we seen this back-to-back pose before…?

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Oh, right…

2 Guns is now in cinemas nationwide

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