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RED 2 (2013)

RED 2 (2013)


Bruce Willis
John Malkovich
Mary-Louise Parker
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Byung-hun Lee
Anthony Hopkins
Helen Mirren

Directed by Dean Parisot

To be honest RED 2 is not as Looney or as topsy turvy like its predecessor Red (2010), but it is just as funny. It had a nice start a bad pitch (I gets annoying after a while) but the moment Anthony Hopkins is introduced into the mix – the movie became a must watch.

I can boldly say that RED 2 is not a masterpiece or going to be one anytime soon due to the mixed reviews that it is getting, which if you do watch the film you will see many reasons to either like it or hate it.
Red (2010) was a wonderful movie to see, but there was no need for a part 2. But since it has been done there is a need to go see it, even if it is just to see Marvin (John Malkovich) go all paranoid and pull some stupid stunts, or just to hear his comic reply to practically everything.

RED 2 was in the pipeline after the huge financial success of Red (2010), the writers from the previous film we called back to come start work on the new one and all the old cast were brought back and new additions were included, one notably is Anthony Hopkins, who plays Dr. Edward Bailey a mad scientist.

The movie plot starts with Marvin getting all paranoid as he tries to convince Frank (Bruce Willis) and Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) that he is being followed. This leads to his death by car bombing.
Frank is then arrested and taken to be interrogated about a job he did during the Cold War, he manages to escape after a failed capture attempt by Norton who storms the facility that Frank is, killing everyone with the attempt of capturing Frank to get the same information.

Frank was forced to regroup with his old team from the previous movie, as they try to find out what was so important about the job they pulled during the Cold War. Some emotional sensitivity was added to this movie as an old lover of Frank, Katya (Catherine Zeta-Jones) resurfaces and causes a riff between Frank and Sarah. Also to Frank’s disapproval and Marvin’s pushing Sarah becomes an integral part of the group as they carry out their mission.

RED 2 has wonderful acting, nice stunts (that I can bet you have seen before) it drags a little before it kicks off, but when it finally did (in a predictable way) you will laugh all the way through.


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