Action comedy depicting the antics of a squad composed by several senior CIA agents. RED is actually an acronym for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”. An ingenious concept, like Watchmen, but funny and with even older heroes. This stylish and explosive adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s “Red” comic book series works thanks to its A-list cast, where Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban stand out. Bruce Willis plays Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman’s appearance is all-too-brief, John Malkovich is all sorts of crazy as paranoid Marvin Boggs and Helen Mirren looks glamorous as ever, even when sporting a machine gun. Terrible work by Richard Dreyfuss, though. Sadly, in the end, this satire is totally conventional and frequently ridiculous.
When I saw this at the cinema there was a problem with the film, and it finished 15mins before the end. I’ve never really felt the urge to revisit it and find out what happens in the end, despite Rob getting it on blu ray. It’s a shame it seems that Bruce Willis’ career is just slowly dwindling away
It was an OK movie that didn’t live up to its potential, especially if we’re talking about that cast.