Former black-ops agent Frank Moses is forced out of retirement
when he and his team are targeted by a high-tech assassin.
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber
Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich,
Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban,
Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Rebecca Pidgeon
Based on characters from Homage Comics
RED is an addictively fun movie that sees some of our favorite actors do what they can still do best. A film that is both equal parts action packed and hilarious, there is no better way to spend some time at the movies. The plot is easy to follow and the cast all seem to be having a great time, making RED one of the funner movies I've seen.
Bruce Willis leads the pack in what is quite the ensemble cast. He seems to be having a great and is a lot of fun to watch, unlike his more recent bored as hell look. Karl Urban also does great as the younger CIA agent hunting Willis's crew down. The standout of the entire cast is John Malkovich, who practically steals the movie from everyone. He is hysterical in his role of Marvin, the slightly unhinged one of the group. Malkovich seems to be having the most fun, quickly becoming the standout of the cast. RED, to go along with its impressive action scenes, also has a nice sense of humor about. The film plays well off the fact that these are aging stars stepping back into the ring for one last go around. A joke that the cast is more than game for.
This is a fun movie. It features some of Hollywood's biggest stars getting together to blow stuff up and crack some jokes. The performances are delight, the action is awesome, and the jokes are hilarious. RED is a simple movie that just wants you to have fun while watching it. And, really, is that too much to ask?