I know there wasn't a comic about this but I felt a rant coming on either way...
I am sick and tired of Denzel Washington and Mark Walhberg doing ego movies! What do I mean by that? I mean movies where they get to be a cocky badass whose skills are always a cut above all their peers (if they can even possibly have peers) and always manage to have a crooked smile on their face no matter what. Denzel is truly the champ of these. Throw a dart at his filmogprahy and you'll likely land on a role where his character fit this description (throws dart...American Gangster: somehow he gets to be a civil rights hero and a murderous villain at the same time, and still also manages to be both Russel Crowe's arch nemesis and then buddy who he can share a chummy laugh with...feel free to compare your results when your dart lands on Flight, Training Day, The Taking of Pelham 123, Book of Eli etc.) Sure, this is not very different than the repertoire of an action hero who is always playing someone with seemingly superhuman abilities, but does Denzel always have to be so damn smug looking in his roles?
2 Guns seems to be the ultimate in this. Mostly because he is paired with Mark Walhberg who is earning a similar reputation...Hell, even Ted features a section of dialogue solely dedicated to how "hot" he's supposed to be (mind you, that movie is pretty fucked as far as casting and dialogue is concerned...maybe I'll give it it's own rant once the sequel is done congealing in Hollywood).
Just look at the poster for it! I have 0 interest discovering ANYTHING about this film. I don't care to seeing who they're aiming at, why there they are letting that money burn, or where Denzel bought that snappy hay (who am I kidding? I'm sure a lady gave it to his character as thanks for showing her what it was like to be with a "real man" right? I swear if that's not in a Denzel movie yet, I'll gladly take a screenwriting credit for the first movie that does...cuz it's coming...)
If these two are so keen to perform this way on the big screen...just whip'em out already fellas...c'mon. You wanna act like the cockiest men in Hollywood then just get it over with or wipe those goddamn smirks off your faces!
Okay I'm done now. No more cans of FAXE for Leo tonight...