Excerpt: In the bright, sharp, widescreen picture, contrast is excellent with both henchmen and heroes all dressing in the deepest black suits and outfits. The cliffs of Dover and Willis’ shirts are bright white, and there’s a broad range of shades set off with splashes of rich color like Catherine Zeta-Jones’ wine beret and the rich scarlet comic-book frames used to segue between sequences. Skintones are very natural and well variegated.
Excerpt: A few years ago I’d heard about a movie called Red . It starred Bruce Willis (among others) but since Bruce Willis is in every movie ever made, I didn’t see the immediate appeal. Flash forward a few years and I’d heard of a sequel, aptly-titled Red 2 , so I figured that I’d break out my copy of the original and give it a viewing. I loved it! It’s so nice to see John Malkovich embrace the true psycho that we all know he can be! Remember In the Line of Fire ?
Conclusion: Red 2 can't quite match the effortless ebullience of the first Red film, but it's still largely an enjoyable affair, even if it is a bit too insistent for its own good. The best parts of this film are when it isn't trying so hard, as in the great little throwaway bit with Mirren and the bathtub, or a later scene where Parker keeps repeatedly slapping a drugged and catatonic Willis.
Summary: The plot makes just enough sense where you can forget about it and just enjoy the movie for what it’s intended for, that being lots of people shooting guns, cars spinning around, and people shooting guns from cars that are spinning around.
Excerpt: Following a network of aging professional killers, Red 2 essentially weaponizes middle-aged malaise. Even though Frank (Bruce Willis) is enthusiastic to stock up on household niceties during the Costco shopping spree that opens the film, his girlfriend, Sarah (Mary Louise-Parker, doing her not entirely tapped-out Weeds routine), is starting to feel over-domesticated and bored with her erstwhile spy-hunter beau.
Summary: Red 2 bevat een mooie sterrencast met een dun verhaal. Er zijn veel leuke locaties al mist ook daar de diepgang. Het is de afwisseling van actie en humor die de film interessant houden. Dat maakt RED 2 geen film voor de liefhebbers, maar wel heerlijk wanneer je een avondje met vrienden op de bank zit.