Friday, July 26, 2013

Red 2010 8+ out of 10

Red   2010    8+ out of 10

I had passed over seeing this flick because when it original came out.   The trailer just didn't capture my attention as a must see movie.     It just looked like a bunch of older actors doing a retired spy movie and the concept didn't seem that thrilling.    I decided to record it on my DVR since its sequel just came out in theaters and to my surprise the movie was actually really good.  The film stars Bruce Willis as an ex spy that has retired and ends up getting sucked back into the business when he shows up on a hit list.  After a near death experience at his home he goes on a journey to find out why this is happening.   This leads to him meeting up with a girl in the payroll department that he has been talking to over the phone getting her involved in the adventure and meeting up with a bunch of old spy buddies.  The supporting cast is full of oscar worthy actors that include John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren all of which do a great job.   The film is based on a graphic novel so has a little bit of an over the top comic feel to it, which is common in a lot of recent spy movies.   The plot moves along at a good pace with witty dialogue between the characters which makes for a satisfying action film.  There was a really cool segment towards the end of the film where they pull off a kidnapping that felt like a scene from one of the Oceans Eleven movies.     It was a lot better than I had expected it to be

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