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RED 2 (2013)

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Former CIA agent Frank Moses and his young girfriend once more find themselves being hunted by gunmen apparently due to his involvement in an operation called Nightshade. They are rescued by a former colleague, and despite an increasing level of danger, they recruit the assassins sent to dispatch them and go in search of the scientist who built Nightshade, which turns out to be a sophisticated atomic weapon, requiring them to travel to UK, France and Russia. Can they evade the villains and save the world?


A lot of shoot-outs involving all sorts of weapons up to a chain gun and hand grenades, a couple of really entertaining car chases and a bit of a travelogue in the James Bond style as the heroes chase all over Europe finally breaking into the Kremin to recover the Nightshade device, unwittingly assisting the mad scientist played by Sir Anthony Hopkins in his plans to detonate it.

A View The critics were able to take up their conventional approach to Bruce Willis films and not like this much, having ticked up RED maybe because of the involvement of Morgan Freeman, but we ordinary people liked it. The action was clearly presented, the dialogue was smart and the car chases were really effective, so if you like this sort of movie I absolutely recommend it. It is fun. No sex or nudity, and just a bit of drinking.
Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Apparently a graphic novel published by DC Comics
Director Dean Parisot
Writers/Script Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber (characters Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner)
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-Hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough, David Thewlis, Tim Pigott-Smith, Brian Cox
Additional Info RED stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous.


About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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