MUCH better than some would have you believe (by FCivish)
If you liked the first RED, you will like this second in the series. Trust me on this. It was funny, witty, snappy, lively, sarcastic, engrossing and entertaining. I literally walked out of the movie trying to figure out what stick the critics have up their butts, since it was IN NO WAY inferior to the first film. Period. Now, you could quibble with the first film, if you want, but you could quibble with almost any movie. You could complain about inconsistencies, impossibilities, character schtick, etc. etc. etc. But none of those were significant problems in the first, and none of them are <more>
problems in the second.It is fun, escapist entertainment that is a very worthy successor to the original. So please feel free to see this movie. And enjoy it.
'Its important to enjoy life while you still can!' (by gradyharp)
RED 2 equals or even surpasses RED! This is a movie for people who enjoy sitting back and being entertained by fancy camera work, a story that has a plausible plot, smart dialog Jon and Erich Hoeber , astute direction Dean Parisot , and most of all a cast of some of cinema's finest actors who look like they are having such a great time you don't want the at times rather silly movie to end.The plot, twisted and turned now and then just to keep us glued, is simple that of a retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses Bruce Willis who reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global <more>
quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. The team includes John Malkovich absolutely hilarious role for him , Mary-Louise Parker often stealing the show , Helen Mirren gorgeous as ever and having the time of her life knocking off just about everybody who gets in her way . The other folks who are on varying sides of the law nobody really plays by the rules include Anthony Hopkins in stellar form , Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Byung-hun Lee in a brilliantly choreographed martial arts role and the physique to match , Neal McDonough, and Tim Pigott-Smith among others.No, it is not deep, but it is silly and funny and entertaining and an exceptionally good time. This cast deserves an ensemble award! Grady Harp, November 13
Red 2 is a globe trotting adventure that spans across the US and Europe. This film is the sequel to 2010's Red and it is just as good as the original particularly in its action and spot on comedy.The plot is as follows: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.Many of the stars from the first film return including Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Park. Along with them there ate newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins. The <more>
cast really has great chemistry and John Malkovich really delivers particularly in his comedy.Red 2 shines in its action, comedy, and acting. The best part about Red 2 is how it further develops these characters and has fun while doing so.The bottom line is watch this movie if your a fan of the first film or have any interest in it as its one fun ride that leaves you satisfied and excited for the next chapter. 10/10
A Summer Hit For Sure A Classic For Years To Come. (by luvetime)
From the beginning this movie is good! Thank God someone still knows how to make a real good movie that is well written, well played and fun to watch. John M. is so funny in this movie as is most of the cast that at times you actually forget that this story is about a weapon of mass destruction. I salute all involved in this film as the acting was superb! Hopkins and Parker really add to Red 2. A Summer Smash Hit and should last forever on television afterward as the movie didn't need cussing, drugs or nudity to make it interesting. Mind you there is a bit of violence and things do tend <more>
to explode a bit much, but most of this is done with humor still in the eye of destruction. I can say that if you see one movie this summer go see Red 2 I did and I can tell you I spent this Friday night laughing my ass off as was everyone else in the theater. #2 Red is better than #1 so if you saw the first movie you gotta go see this one too!Goodbye McClain. Hello Frank!Thanks Bruce! You did it again! Ray Spitzer 7/20/13
I am really curious about the type of people that give this movie a bad rating and slander it. They have this warped idea of what movies are about. The best movies are usually the ones where you enjoy yourself.I liked RED but I absolutely loved RED 2.It was awesome to watch: funny, cheeky, and had surprisingly good action scenes that even though I'm pretty accustomed to seeing dozens of people die at the hands of some hot-shot, I was in awe of some of the fight scenes.So, bottom-line is that you'll enjoy yourself, despite all the pedantic and unnecessarily haughty comments from people <more>
who just can't accept that a movie can be awesome without having a deep, intricate plot and allegorical messages. Reading these reviews made me sign up and write this because it really bewilders me.WATCH IT AND YOU'LL SEE!
I thought the first film was a lot of fun and was pretty excited to see this one...I wasn't disappointed.First off, the cast is great. Bruce Willis, for once in a long while, looks like he actually cares about the project and he is once again great with Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich. Helen Mirren continues to prove that there isn't a role she can't play and the new comers to the series, like Anthony Hopkins and Byung-hun Lee, are amazing and fun to watch. And Lee's fight scenes are just awesome! Like the last film, the movie is funny and the action is over-the-top and <more>
outrageous to watch. The movie is exactly how comic book adaptations/popcorn action films are meant to be...just a riot to watch! Hi! My name is Rev. Ron and I love movies! So much so that I write a blog where I review whatever film I am watching at the time. You can read a more in-depth review of this film and other films at revronmovies.blogspot.com!
This was a very enjoyable film. The story continues with the retired - and more dangerous than anybody else - agents. Frank and his comrades find themselves treading all over the globe and finding conflict at each stop. If you haven't seen the first film, you can still enjoy this piece. You won't understand all of the relationships immediately, but the story stands on its own. And it does a very good job at that.The movie was so much fun. It had clever and well-thought out jokes throughout the film. The jokes kept coming and were very skillfully timed. The action was thrilling. Along <more>
with the jokes, non-stop action to get your blood pumping filled this film. They kept the same feel of cool, unreasonable stunts and explosions from the first movie, but they also added a lot more hand-to-hand combat, which was still very amusing to watch and excellently choreographed. The acting was great and the story was well-written with actual twists. The soundtrack and sound effects made all the guns and explosions that much more convincing and enjoyable. This film had a much higher body count than the last one, but still managed to keep it pretty light-hearted. If you liked the first one, this film will not disappoint. If you haven't seen the first one it's still very entertaining to watch.
Red 2, a sequel to the popular Red, has Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, and John Malkovich back in the saddle, with Willis, Mirren, and Malkovich again dragged into their old jobs. Parker, who became Willis' girlfriend in Red, insists on going along.This time the group is called upon because one of their old missions, Nightshade. The purpose of Nightshade was to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Marvin Boggs Malkovich informs Frank Moses Willis that there are people following them, but Frank, interested in a normal life now, doesn't buy it. <more>
However, the second time Boggs returns to try to convince him, Boggs' car blows up and Boggs seems to be dead.After Boggs' funeral, Frank is taken to a facility and questioned. A man named Jack Horton Neal McDonough enters the facility and starts obliterating everyone. He wants info from Frank, but the not dead Marvin breaks in and gets Frank out. Now they're on the run, with Sarah.Victoria Mirren tells them she has accepted a contract from MI6 to kill Frank. She's not the only assassin. A major hit man, Han Jo-bae Lee Byung-hun gets a contract on Frank too from another source.Victoria, who helps burn their car It comes down to finding the inventor of the bomb, trying to find out where he hid it, and get it before opposing factions can use it.Action-filled, funny, and wacky, with a tremendous cast that also includes Anthony Hopkins, this is a wonderful film, done in several European locations, so the scenery is great. I just wish Helen Mirren had had more to do. She's a scream as the chic, glamorous Victoria, wandering out into the road wearing fatigues and carrying a rifle, talking on the phone while pouring acid into a tub, and shooting two guns, one out of each window.Everyone is terrific. Highly recommended.
Red 2 - Action And Humor, Doesn't Get Any Better Than This! (by patsworld)
Well, except for Morgan Freeman who was so great in the original Red, and was missed in this one, the main crew was here. Red was vastly enjoyable and Red 2, I am happy to report, matches that enjoyment. Everyone in this cast is spectacular. Bruce Willis is one of the best there is in action movies. As Frank Moses assembling his band of quirky and deadly operatives, throw in a portable nuclear device, some twists, turns and unexpected moments, and you've got an action picture guaranteed to please. Helen Mirren is simply splendid – how can one manage to look elegant and be so dangerous? <more>
Anthony Hopkins never fails to provide a performance that is stellar and in this one, he goes above and beyond. Byung-hun Lee was amazing. For some odd reason, he reminded me of a Korean version of Brad Pitt. At any rate, he was perfection. Mary-Louise Parker is a funny delight and John Malkovich is a stitch. Well, there wasn't one single actor or actress who wasn't spot on and if you liked Red – which I certainly did – you will like this one. It's exactly what you'd want the sequel to be. I'm just hoping for a third!