RED 2

With its mix of action, comedy, and a talented (and older) cast, RED was a slightly surprising minor hit back in 2010. I give credit to the sight of Helen Mirren with a machine gun. The formula doesn’t change much for RED 2, although the comedy is beefed up more in this film. Once again, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is on the run after a hit is taken out on him, with various figures on his side or out to kill him. After the previous film, Morgan Freeman is out of this film, but in his place are Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and Byung-hun Lee. If RED 2 doesn’t completely capture the magic of the original, it’s still a thoroughly enjoyable blast. And there’s Helen Mirren with guns. You can’t go wrong with that.

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