Red 2: Is It Worth Seeing?
So you aren’t sure if you would like to go to see the movie “Red 2”. This is the sequel to the original movie “Red”. I’m going to be straight to the point about this movie and tell you what I think. However, I’m not going to say that I’m a movie critic because I seem to always disagree with what the critics say about 80-90 percent of the time.
When my wife and I were thinking about seeing a movie, we had read from my cousin that she had really enjoyed the movie except for all the violence. Quite honestly, I was a bit taken back by this statement and was thrown off guard by this statement – so I investigated.
One of the coolest ever toys that I have available to me is the little black box that connects to your TV and rightfully named: “Apple TV”. I assumed the position of inquiry via Apple TV’s trailers. The search terms I used, well…there wasn’t much searching to do because it was right there in front of my face.
So I watched the trailer with my wife and both of us looked at each other and said – with a pause – “hmm!? Let’s look for the original RED movie and see some of the stories via the trailer”
Both my wife and I were intrigued by the storyline and chuckled a bit at what the acronym RED stood for. “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”. It had a nice touch of older Hollywood stars who have been in action films in the past but found a way to make a comeback. Bruce Willis, in my opinion, did a great job in his lead role as Frank Moses next to John Malkovich playing the co-lead as Marvin Boggs.
Now, I didn’t see the first rendition of Red, but it seems that Marvin Boggs was one of those people who decided to join forces with Frank Moses after all was said and done in the first movie. Comment below if you know more about Red (the original)
The whole pretense of the story was very well-played out and there are some surprises in the movie that make Red 2 worth seeing in my opinion. Also, there is a bit of Bruce Willis humor involved. You know…the type that is very witty in a time of need humor!
At this point, I haven’t seen the original Red movie but wouldn’t mind seeing that one as well.
Red 2 unique movie quotes:
Frank Moses: [Marvin has just shot a bad guy] Feel better?
Marvin Boggs: Yeah. You guys want to get pancakes?
My rating of Red 2: 7.5 out of 10 stars
1-5: Don’t see it or run out of the theater before it’s done
6-7: Watch it if you don’t have anything better to do.
7-8: Good film, but usually has one or more elements that could be improved on
8-9.9: Outstanding movie and highly recommended. I don’t give out any 10’s for movies.
Happy Movie Watching,
P.S. Remember to eat healthy when you go to the movies. Hint: Try getting the popcorn with light to no butter.
Red 2 Movie Review by Jon