I absolutely loved the first Red. I thought it was a very well-done action comedy. Now they have come up with a sequel that I feel is a worthy successor.
In Red 2 Frank is trying to live a domestic life with his girlfriend Sarah. The problem is she wants adventure and excitement, so when a piece of classified intelligence leaks to the world and paints Frank as a terrorist he has to join with his friends and clear his name.
Trust me that’s a very simple explanation but there are a few twists and turns along the way that make for an a great movie.
Like the first film there is a great deal of over the top action, some really funny moments, and a great villain.
I hope I’m not the only one who loves seeing Helen Mirren kick the crap out of people, because it is awesome and she does a great deal of action in this movie. Bruce Willis is excellent. It’s funny to see him trying to be the happy homemaker when his real skill is fighting bad guys. And John Malkovich steals every scene he is in as Marvin. His crazy outfits and abnormal behavior make for some of the films best moments.
The action sequences are well-done. They are spaced very evenly throughout the movie and they never forsake the story for an extra explosion.
I loved this movie. It was a great deal of fun and I would see it again. Four Stars.
I’ve added a link to the film’s content advisory page here. And a link to the film’s website here.
But give this movie a chance its truly fun.