We've seen Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play badasses on the big screen plenty of times before, but seeing them together takes things to a new level. In the trailer for 2 Guns, Wahlberg and Washington play Marcus and Bobby, a pair of criminals who rob a bank together. It's a little remniscent of The Town (I blame the creepy masks) until — twist! — Marcus reveals himself as an undercover Naval Officer. But wait — double twist! — Bobby is undercover, too, except he's a DEA agent. Turns out they were set up, and now they have to work together to take down the real bad guys, who are led by a very creepy-looking Bill Paxton.
2 Guns could be easily passed off as another run-of-the-mill action movie, except that Wahlberg and Washington are so perfect together. The trailer has a few laugh-out-loud moments thanks to the banter between their two characters, which is enough reason to make me want to check it out. The film hits theaters Aug. 2, and you can watch the trailer when you read more.