Friday, July 19, 2013

RED 2 (B)

Bottom Line: An unwarranted and goofily disjointed action-comedy sequel where serious thespians put aside their art-house ways for some glossy Hollywood gunplay… Out-of-touch-with-the-general-public-type critics are nitpicking this thing to death with their collective thumbs pointing south.  Don’t listen to ‘em, because even though it never fully recaptures the spirit, slickness and wit of the 2010 original – it remains a quirky little flick that’ll entertain, make you laugh and send you off with a smile on your face.   And, at the very least, it gives Bruce Willis a chance to say he has a good movie opening in 2013 (because the wince worthy A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD and the paint-by-numbers G.I. JOE: RETALIATION weren’t it).  Encouraged by its clunky yet crowd pleasing ways, here’s hoping that this RED can make a little green at the box office this weekend.

Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Byung-hun Lee and Anthony Hopkins
Directed by: Dean Parisot (GALAXY QUEST and FUN WITH DICK AND JANE)
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 116 minutes
Story: In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process. (c) Summit


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