I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Still armed. Still dangerous. Still got it.
Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA's top agents, but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission. But when you're considered RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous), an impossible mission is just another day at the office. Based on the cult DC Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.
The Best Expendable Marigold Hotel.
Schwentke thought that his full-star cast would replace the necessity of character development and the creation of convincingly exciting events. False. Well, there are a couple of exceptions:
- Helen Mirren firing a machine gun bigger than her while wearing a white dress and still looking fine.
- John Malkovich, simply because he is John Malkovich. Everything he does is fucking awesome. In this case, he plays a delusional old man that was subject for 11 years to heavy LSD doses for governmental purposes. I approve enthusiastically.
The film's biggest flaw is that it never determined whether if it wanted to be a comedic action/thriller or a DC adaptation, so it attempted to be both intermittently, ending up being a seriously uneven and uninteresting film. The ending ranks as one of the most ridiculous and unfunny of the decade.
Stupid nonsense. But at least it was intentionally stupid nonsense. Malkovich's turn as a pensionable Howling Mad Murdoch from The A Team type just about makes it worthwhile. Just about.
Failed to hold my attention. I could always find something else to do whilst this was on.
Just finished watching the last 2/3rds of "Red", the kinetic, over-the-top, over-the-hill gang action movie, featuring Bruce Willis, John Malkovic, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. It was pretty fun although quite ridiculous. It sure seems like they were having a blast making the movie. A couple cool movie tricks (like when Malkovic shot the RPG coming at him, causing a back blast that took out the shooter) raised this up a little. Enjoyable waste of time, I guess.
British television has a great habit of showing movies just before the sequel hits the cinemas. Over the last few weeks and months we had Iron Man, Star Trek and then last night Red. I also saw that Kick-Ass is on over the weekend just in time for Jeff Wadlow's follow-up.
Red was one of the funniest action comedies of the last few years with John Malkovich proving yet again just how awesome he really is. Bruce Willis kicking ass, Mary -Louise Parker sparkling, and Helen Mirren toting machine guns, what more could you want. Ex C.I.A operatives who get drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with Karl Urban and a crooked arms dealer, this has a great comedic touch from all involved and with Oscar winners Morgan Freeman,Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine adding to the fun this is entertaining as hell. And on the subject of Helen Mirren, I definitely would.(twice)
Gloriously daft caper flick.
Zips along happily thanks to it's game cast and "gangs all here" tone.
John Malkovich? Bruce Willis? Morgan Freeman? Helen Mirren? That perpetually confused looking guy from Lord of the Rings? And you're still asking why I gave this a four out of five?
If a joke concerning Helen Mirren playing against type and firing bigger and bigger guns makes you laugh then this film is for YOU. If not, like me, it isn't.
dude youre a little red are you okay
"I remember the Secret Service being tougher."
This was certainly one of the better DC comic book adaptations I've seen. I watched this movie back when it came out and I didn't remember it fondly. I decided to re-watch it as I'm going to watch RED 2 soon and I needed a refresher. I remember hating the title back then and I still do now. RED = Retired: Extremely Dangerous (seriously?!).
This second time around I found that I really enjoyed watching it. It's like a fun little old-timers Expendables. If you don't count Bruce Willis almost sleeping throughout this movie, everybody involved really seemed to be having a good time making this movie. John Malkovich obviously steals the show and with Karl Urban and Richard Dreyfuss playing some not-so-terrible villains, I totally dug this film. I'm looking forward to seeing the sequel I didn't know I wanted.
Fun Fun Fun
This movie is senseless but fun. Definitely not going to watch RED 2 though.
Buen cine palomitero al estilo de "Los Mercenarios" con muchos tiros, muchos golpes, mucha acción y humor del que a mí me gusta. Con ganas de ver la segunda parte.
I quite like this stupid film. I never knew John McClane was in the CIA as well as the NYPD. But there he is, doing CIA stuff. I think in the future Karl Urban will become the new John McClane.
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