Red to me was an unoriginal and generic action film that simply took stars we’ve grown to love and made them into old farts trying to be tough and bad-ass yet again. The problem with that is guys like Bruce Willis are still bad-ass in their own rights, but not when we’ve got to see them shop for groceries and complain about their old age, before suddenly watching them engage in a shootout with 20 plus armed men.
It’s ridiculous and sort-of the point of these Red films and I can’t stand it one bit. Red was daunting task to sit through and now Red 2 looks to be more of the same, minus Morgan Freeman and plus Anthony Hopkins.
Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary Louise-Parker are returning for this second go, plus Byung Hun Lee and Catherine Zeta-Jones (was she in the first film, I don’t even remember!)
Watch the uninspiring first trailer below:[springboard type=”video” id=”647397″ player=”dlyr002″ width=”600″ height=”365″ ]
Red 2 opens on August 2nd, 2013.