Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Director: Robert Schwentke
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner
Action | Comedy | Crime | 2010
After watching this film to start us out for the Red, Green, and White Christmas weeks, I realized that I had seen it before quite some time ago. Probably back when it originally came out, but I’m still glad I could watch it for the website. Action movies are my forte and I almost always love them. RED, which stands for Retired and Extremely Dangerous, tells us about some ex-CIA operatives that are being targeted.
Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, the man who someone is trying to kill in the very first scene of the film. He then kidnaps Sarah (played by Mary Louise Parker) because he fears for her life, and then recruits some friends to help him catch the people that are after him: Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren).
RED is full of action and explosions, and a few one liners that will make you laugh. The story focuses on the fact that the main characters are older and retired, but still able to kick ass when needed. For the most part, I found it very entertaining, even though there were people around me that wouldn’t stop talking.
I’m glad that they threw a little romance in there as well, both with Bruce Willis’ character and with Helen Mirren’s character. It was refreshing and perfectly timed after each “bad” thing that happened. As for the ending, I really like it. Karl Urban plays the FBI agent that is after Frank (not the one that’s trying to kill him? Or is he?)
I’m going to give this film a “Liked it” rating. It wasn’t over 2 hours, and was full of exciting fight scenes and explosions. Along with the comedy from Malkovich and the overall plot, it’s a good movie to watch. Stay tuned for our next “red” movie on Wednesday, followed by “green” and “white”! (4/5)
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