Saturday, September 13, 2014

RED 2

RED 2 is a 2013 sequel to RED. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and David Thewlis star. A mindless action film with lots of explosions is all this is, but if you liked the first one you'll like this. We liked the first one. If you didn't, move along, nothing to see here.

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Slant Magazine gives it 1 out of 4 stars and says, "Red 2 essentially weaponizes middle-aged malaise" and calls it "bland". The Atlantic bemoans the trend of aging action stars and says, "I can't be the only film-goer made nervous by the prospect of Die Hard With a Pension." Empire Online gives it 3 out of 5 stars and closes by describing it as "A fun, frothy return for Frank and his creaky commandos." Vulture warns, "It’s funnier than its predecessor, but also less human". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 42% and an audience score of 64%.

6 comments:

  1. I liked Red, so I might like Red 2. I thought Red was funny and just the type of film you might enjoy when looking for mindless fun. Nothing serious, just lots of laughs and rooting for the "good" guys. Loved the comment "Die Hard with a pension." THAT was funny.

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    1. I would argue that the original RED was already Die Hard with a pension, so I'm good with that ;)

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  2. What's not to like, plenty of action a story that makes some kind of sense and fun characters.

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    1. Exactly! Some of the critics seem to get that, but I think some critics should be locked in an art house theater and required to watch nothing but old French films for a few years. They might be ready then to appreciate some exploding fun lol

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  3. I haven´t seen RED, but this looks like good fun! Looove Helen Mirren! Actually, the cast is great! (I even have a soft spot for Bruce Willis...) Must be mindful of this one when it comes along.

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    1. I'm a big Bruce Willis fan!

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