Rewatches are Raiders, Coraline (as unfortunately I've seen all the movie adaptions of books that were…
Still armed. Still dangerous. Still got it.
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.
Clever story, great cast and fun.
A lot of people hate on this and I get why amazing cast of Oscar/bafta/Emmy winners in an action comedy (and not the best in the genre either)
But it is fun and likeable well for me anyway
It's a nice sentiment, probably best appreciated by the old folks. I guess you'd say it's a Mom-and-Dad movie. Not very thrilling or funny-- just middle aged, middle of the road.
Remember people at school raving about this when it came out because it was "really funny" and had "lots of gunfights" and "was so sick, mate".
Finally got round to checking it out and honestly, it's just a little bit 'meh'. Despite the eleventy-billion explosions, dry quips and copious use of Helen Mirren, there's very little to engage or enthrall. Anyone know why Christophe Beck's score riffs off incidental music from mid-90s sitcoms? Weird.
Enjoyable fun movie about a group of ageing spy (or hitman? I forgot). Really really fun but forgettable action movie.
I watched this for Helen Mirren
The sort of thing you watch when you're stuck visiting your in-laws and everyone just wants to be quiet for a while.
Pura accion, simple y sencillo.
2010 was officially the year of generic action movies. The only thing interesting about this movie is getting to see old people kick some ass. Other than that, sub-par direction and a sloppy screenplay prevented this from being great.
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