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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.
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)
This would have been a hell of a cast when we were all younger. “RED” plays like a movie made for my Aunt Mary, who was always complaining, “Honey, I don't like the pictures anymore because I don't know who any of the actors are.” If the name Ernest Borgnine sounds familiar, here's the movie for you.
Borgnine at 93 is still active and has a project “in development,” I learn from IMDb, even if it's ominously titled “Death Keeps Coming.” Says here it's a supernatural Western being produced by Tarantino. Borgnine himself is a heck of a guy. I flew out of Cartagena with him one morning with a terrible hangover, and we got stranded in some forgotten Colombian…
Sorry, I'm Sarah. Okay.
I finally got around to seeing "Red" and my gosh am I glad I did. Schwentke has worked out the humble balance between humour and rollicking action. Bruce Willis' character stepping out of a moving car, in a sweeping tracking panoramic tracking shot brought me to the edge of my seat, not simply for the action but also for fear of wetting myself with pleasure. While the film is well shot, well acted and overall thoroughly enjoyable it does have some downfalls, but hell it makes for a good watch.
Great cast makes a nice ensemble performance piece. The 4 leads are amazing. May be the best comic book movie ever. It's funny, damn it!
Double featured with www.letterboxd.com/film/super-8/
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?
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