The "Red" franchise gets the things right that the "Expendables" one doesn't. There is a cool story, quirky characters, great dialogue, action and effects that don't overshadow everything else... I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I expected. Helen Mirren's performance especially, she's incredible.
This was exactly the kind of movie I needed. Interesting characters, a "Die Hard" kind of situation for the flawed hero (who's also stuck in a building with hostages to free, including family), a really awesome daughter, a believable POTUS you'd like to vote for yourself, a well-written story, some great explosions (but not enough to get bored).
It's nothing new, but a solid, very well balanced action movie.
Nicely done! Will watch again.
If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…