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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
The Best Expendable Marigold Hotel.
Sporadically funny and continuously uninspired, yet fun enough to keep you entertained from start to finish, Robert Schwentke's RED is a sadly disappointing action/comedy film that doesn't leave a great lasting impression. I've always been a sucker for crime comedies, they're usually fun & bloody and when they are well written, they easily win my heart—plus, a little bit of action never really hurt anyone. However, RED didn't really achieve what I'm looking for in a crime comedy, as it features mostly forgettable characters, disappointing dialogue and a story that doesn't deliver what it could nor even what it promises.
Bruce Willis stars as Frank Moses, a veteran, yet retired secret agent who sees his current peaceful life being suddenly interrupted…
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.
When RED appeared on the schedules back in 2010 most people must have thought it was another Bruce Willis vehicle that would flop at the box office amid a definite career decline. It was however a very entertaining action/comedy that reignited Willis's career and also gave John Malkovich the chance to show what a versatile comedic actor he was. Stealing the limelight from Willis, Freeman, Dreyfuss, and a terrific Helen Mirren, Malkovich got all the best lines and most of the laughs here. Mary-Louise Parker also showed her value as a supporting player for an old-fashioned caper film full of action and wisecracks from the old stagers who all seem to be having the time of their lives. Karl Urban…
Not quite as big on action films as I used to be, but there were some cool action scenes, decent dialogue, and fun performances from the likes of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, and Richard Dreyfuss among others.
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.
Obviously, there's some fun to be had in watching this cast round out an action movie, but there are also some decent set pieces and a legitimately amusing sense of humor.
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Helen Mirren is so damn sexy in this movie.
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I suppose I can't really begrudge Bruce Willis and the rest for making this movie. Sometimes actors just want to goof off on the job and not have to work hard. Why else would Helen Mirren want to be in the Fast & Furious movies? This movie was basically a test run for it. I just wish it was entertaining.
That's really the worst sin about this movie. It's mostly just boring and uninspired. You'd think a movie about old people getting to kill some younglings might at least make for good slapstick or a terrific B-movie. Instead the movie tries to find comedy in abducting a woman the main character never actually met before (and his reasoning is garbage btw)…
There is some fun in seeing people who are supposed to be too old to be other than harmless committing acts of action mayhem. There is related fun in watching a bunch of good actors given some free rein (and my Platonic man-crush on Brian Cox receives another bolster from this film). There is a little bit of wobble in the story now and again, and a little too much "it's only a flesh wound" to swallow easily, but none of it derails the essential enjoyment. I don't know that it's a "buy for the collection and watch at regular intervals" film; it's certainly a "I'm in the mood for something silly yet not too silly" choice
Probably the best DC movie ever
Fun action flick that upon multiple viewings at this point is still funny and completely entertaining. Plus i havent seen Bruce Willis look this into a film in a while.
Another Bruce Willis action film to die hard fans
originally this list had a very specific focus- now it's basically just english-language action cinema post-matrix.