Friday, January 18, 2013

Willis & Co. Return For RED 2

I thought that 2010's RED, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren, was a very pleasant surprise. Based very loosely on a DC Comics' graphic novel created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, the flick was a textbook example of low-risk, low-reward. A fun, throwaway movie that didn't try too hard, but did its thing with little muss and little fuss. So when they announced a sequel, I wouldn't say I was hugely excited, but neither was I dreading it.

There was certainly enough meat in the concept, about a group of over-the-hill spies who reunite for another adventure, that I could see the thread playing out over another movie or movies. And as we see in the new trailer for RED 2 (the "RED" in the title, by the way, is an acronym for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous), directed by Galaxy Quest's Dean Parisot (replacing Robert Schwentke from the original), we pretty much get what we'd expect from a sequel to RED. I'm totally okay with that. Catch the vid below, and look for the movie in theaters this August.

(Source: YouTube)

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