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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.
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.
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God damn this movie is fun. I don't know if this was the first our-action-stars-are-old-now movie but it's my favorite. It won't change your point of view on the socio-economic welfare gap... but if you want to see John Malkovich holding an enormous desert eagle shooting a fully armed RPG, point blank, and making it explode in mid-air, killing his foe only to exclaim "Old Man, My Ass!" as he stands in the fire of his enemies (and the thing is... you do) then RED is for you.
Action packed and funny, RED is able to mix both in a way that works really well. With an all star cast to boot, there is never a dull moment throughout the run time, heck it doesn't even slow down through most of the film as it jumps from scene to scene. I think the reason why RED works so well is because of its cast as i said every cast member is well known from Bruce Willis, Helen Miriam, Morgan Fox and Karl Urban to name but a few. All of which play nicely off each other. Clearly RED is a well done film.
I have seen RED several times but I enjoy it every time I watch it again. The biggest achievement of this movie is, that it is cast perfectly. Even the actors in unimportant supporting roles are in excellent shape, take for an example Julian McMahon. It also shows intelligent humour, parodies usual action movie scenes and discusses age and life in general. A few logical problems concerning the plot unfortanetly cloud the rest. But: a funny movie with fantastic ideas, jokes and interesting characters!
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It is a DC comic?? Lol.
I love the fact that they had Morgan Freeman in this movie and had the balls to kill him.
Robert Schwentke is probably one of the most diverse movie directors I know.
Baseado nos quadrinhos da DC (os quais eu nunca li), o filme traz uma mistura muito boa de ação/comédia. Com um elenco de grandes nomes, O filme explora bastante a ideia de ação absurda e com uma história digna de quadrinhos. Um filme mediano, mas legal e que vale a pena assistir para relaxar.
Entertaining drivel. The women are the most interesting characters.
Bruce Willis is a former CIA operative who finds out he's part of a group of fellow retirees that have been targeted for termination. Funny action comedy with a great cast (John Malkovich and Helen Mirren in particular are a hoot); runs a bit too long for its own good but it was still a fun watch.
Fun to watch.
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