Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) retired form the CIA is just trying to make time over the phone with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) when to his chagrin he finds he is the target of unfinished business and anyone he likes may be dispatched along with himself. Now he must find the culprits or cabal that is out to depose of him and a hand full of other CIA retirees known as RED's (Retired and Extremely Dangerous) this will require getting the band back together.
Watch and have fun as the impossible becomes possible and you cannot help saying "Stay in the car". Of course Bruce Willis played in a lot of action shoot-um-up movies but Helen Mirren may soon surpass him. I know the movie is not unique but who cares? It is just fun to want them act it out.
Here is another live action thriller , which is farfetched. It's good fun , but these people are not marksmen/women. Never has so much lead been in the air without hitting anyone. No one actually gets shot until it is required for part of the plot. At one point our heros are stopping the protagonists with a tripod mounted 50 caliber machine gun ; the customery black SUVs are chewed to bits , but no one inside suffers a scratch!! Still it's all in the spirit of good fun and delivers on all counts. I will acquire RED II in due course. Here's some silly fun for you ; during the aforementioned 50 cal scene the female lead is seen in profile ; I think they used a bustier double for the scene ; see what you think!
had to say I enjoyed the plot & the cast were very good I got to watch the filming in parts here in Toronto & got to watch the shot up scene from the parking lot at the Royal York Fairmont only wish I could of met the cast : ) Willis is good in this film but was really impressed with Karl Urban who did an awesome job may not please everyone but it got funny parts & you know how it will end which is typical with Willis movies
As a franchise that doesn't take itself too seriously, RED provides escapist action in spades. The star-studded cast all seem to be having fun. A worthy addition to the collection. RED 2, also gets the nod.