There is something about super hero movies that I can never get enough of. I can even tolerate a bad…
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.
Robert Schwentke's RED isn't funny enough to be a comedy, nor is it action-packed to be an action movie, but these two deficiencies mix and play off each other to make for a kind of passable action-comedy. Some of the faults can be attributed to the fact that it's purposefully stupid, but there's still a lot of wasted potential here.
The obvious draws of RED are its star-studded cast and strange premise: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren star as retired special forces operatives on the run from their former employers. Sadly, the lackluster execution makes everything look uninspired and forgettable.
My main issue with the movie is the character development, or lack thereof. For the most part, the…
Campy, but a lot of fun.
Better than most DC outings, a good commited performance by Bruce Willis.
A very fun, tongue in cheek action thriller. Inventively directed and shot (I particularly liked "travelling by postcard") and the all star cast hit pretty much all the right notes, including a great Richard Dreyfus role.
The story was fairly straightforward with enough intrigue and twists to keep it fresh. All this make for a surprisingly fun film, more so than I expected. But, you know, that's just, like, my opinion man.
Divertida adaptación basada en un Comic de DC creado por los historietistas Warren Ellis y Cully Hamner.
Sana mezcla de comedia, acción y reparto veterano divirtiéndose y haciendo de las suyas. Da lo que ofrece.
Dame Helen Mirren is capable of many things but even she couldn't save this film.
Pretty fun, in a guilty pleasure sort of way
A lot less fun than when I was 13, though
Helen Mirren shoots up bad guys. Whaddya need, a road map?
Nice little action comedy movie. However, it feels lackluster in terms of it's character development, plot, writing, and action sequences. Sure, there were a couple really cool moments that is if you haven't seen the trailer already in which case you seen all the worthwhile action this movie has to offer. Characters just popped into the scene to just fill a comedic stereotype for all-around cast that feels dull and bland. Motivations feel unrealistic and for professional wetwork operatives with decades of experience, they sure have shitty aim. It was kinda frustrating to watch. Editing was unique in terms of its style but felt jumpy and random with so many different settings. If you're looking for something simple and easy to watch, this is it.