I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
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.
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)
The Good: A nice, fun mix of action and comedy topped with an extra heaping of badassery. Delightful ensemble cast -- you got Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, and the late, great Ernest Borgnine all in one movie -- that's like a fucking dream cast come to reality right there. Parker and Malkovich steal the show as the comic reliefs. Fittingly playful score by Christopher Beck that's reminiscent of David Holmes' work in the Ocean's trilogy. Decent replay value.
The Bad: The movie drags at certain points. Karl Urban feels kind of miscast here.
The Bottom Line: There's still some untapped potential in this franchise. They already got a brilliant premise and a pitch-perfect core of actors. Now, all they need to do is improve on this film's faults, and here's hoping the upcoming sequel does just that. Worth a watch.
Failed to hold my attention. I could always find something else to do whilst this was on.
About halfway through watching this last night I realized I must have seen the second half before. It took a few minutes to convince my boyfriend we must have seen it together since I hate starting movies from the middle and he does it regularly. Finally he started to realize he had indeed seen the second half as well, but we both kept confusing this one with its sequel, which we had both seen separately at the cinema. I tell this stupid little story to show just how unmemorable this movie is. I thought it would be a lot better than the sequel, but it's really just about the same. Mary Louise-Parker is by far the best part, which is odd only when you consider the rest of the cast, and I wish there could have been even more of her.
7/10: If you want some Ridiculously, Entertaining, Delightful (RED pun intended) time, this character-driven action comedy exceeded my expectation despite being much more serious in the comics. The supporting cast is the real stars of the movie. Helen Mirren as femme fatale is my favorite.
"Bruce Willis plays a retired CIA agent whose biggest excitement is destroying his pension cheques so that he can phone a young lady at the office and claim they never arrived. He finds himself on a hit list, and has to save the day with the help of other retired spies including Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman. I'm not a fan of action films, but this was great fun, and has the advantage of being a comedy comedy that's funny. It won't be up for any Oscars but was a great way to spend a Saturday evening."
The cast was great. That made for a fun ride. And of course, Morgan Freeman makes any movie better. Nonetheless, it was hard to understand what was going on with almost everyone having a low deep voice. All I heard were growls and rumblings.
How this film gets 7.1 on imdb is beyond me. It's basically New Tricks with more guns and a bigger budget.
I was quite tired while watching this so amazingly I don't remember much of it. This is the first time it has happened to me. I think it was good? Remember bits and pieces and they were solid. Obviously can't ignore great actors: Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.
Not to be confused with the final chapter of the French Three Colours Trilogy, like I am sure most people are. Irene Jacob and Bruce Willis do share an uncanny resemblance.
This is an enjoyable film - better than I was expecting. It’s light, even though it deals with heavy spy themes. I guess that was the tone of the comic it was adapted from - I never read it. Willis is in fine form back in comedy/action mode (I’m unsure if COP OUT counts). His love interest was amusing and perfectly cast with Mary-Louise Parker. I haven't been watching Weeds, but now I get a better sense of that show seeing her in this.
Morgan Freeman lends the film…
Red boasts a terrific ensemble of veteran actors, and starts out well as a mildly amusing send-up of super spy movies by having it's main characters come out of retirement to protect their own lives, but it does seem to go for too long by the time it's final act approaches. Nothing in particular about it excels - the action is "okay", the comedy verges on "flat", the on-screen chemistry is "fine".
Pensionistas con la bajona metiendo hostias como panes: COMPRO.
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