Michael Bay has long be known as the explosion guy, the film maker who cares more about making things go boom in as big a way possible, all the while bad jokes are made at the expense of the weak or the effeminate or the bureaucratic, and also while gorgeous women in barely any clothing populate the scenery like so much set dressing. But Michael Bay should be known for something else, and that is for being a guy who makes some of the most hate-filled cinema this side of a Nazi-produced propaganda film.
And “Pain & Gain” is a pretty glorious example of this style of cinema.Because really, who else would see a real life story about some sociopaths kidnapping and torturing a guy for his money and then leaving him for dead, moving into his house, and killing other people to protect their secret, who else would see this and think to themselves, “Holy shit, this is hysterical, let me turn this into a comedy!”The only person who would think this would be the person to use corpses as road blocks and drug overdoses for laughs in “Bad Boys 2,” the same movie in which the director’s credit is shown over a burning cross, this insane person is known as Michael Bay, and he actually made a damn entertaining movie in the form of “Pain & Gain,” which is all sorts of insane. This is a wild, true life story, in which a bunch of things that happened were not exactly true, though rest assured that some of the CRAZIEST stuff in this movie is 100% true, so damn it all to hell, just watch the film without trying to figure out what really happened and what did not.
“Pain & Gain” is right here on the Netflix Instant so get on this wild ride and buckle in cause it gets bumpy!