Was that a surprise! I had seen the trailer, I kind of knew something about it, I knew Bruce Willis was in it, Hellen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker had a part also. This was probably it, maybe a little excitement too cause I think Bruce is kind of a cool guy. But that was it.. and then what happened?
Today I saw this movie and I liked it! Honestly, the best action/comedy movie this year! The cast was awesome but what was the thing that sold me this movie was probably the writing. No lame jokes and it was rather logical. Like for instance, when the swat team came they didn’t bang down the door (the thing my roomie hates the most) but they just opened it! Just like that! And while Helen Mirren started to shoot the big *ss gun she changed her high heels to combat boots – a small detail but still something a lot of the movies over look. Just like the escape of Mary-Louis Parker from the hotel, I’ve seen so many hostage situations similar to that and they didn’t escape – she did because it was logical. In addition to that the writing was good, the humor was realistic and intelligent – compared to The Expendables and The Losers, Red is probably million times better! Not because it has better actors but it also has a logical story line and decent comedy.
PS: Bruce Willis running around is much more hotter that Sylvester Stallone having a heart attack while chasing a plane!