“Red” was fun. It holds few surprises, but met my expectations for a couple hours of guilty pleasure. The pleasures include Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, and Ernest Borgnine. Yes, Ernest Borgnine. Oh, and Richard Dreyfus. And Mary-Louise Parker. These delightful actors had a good time, and so did we. There are many, many, many explosions, big weapons, car chases, more explosions, bad people, and not so bad. And some more explosions.
If you’re looking for depth and great drama, this picture is not for you. If absurd action and slightly-to-totally-crazy characters played by actors you’ve enjoyed for years are what you need, “Red” will do it.
~ Molly Matera, really signing off this time!