Thursday, May 23 rd, 2019 at 00:05 am 



When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.


RED is based on the DC Comic book, that stands for “Retired and Extremely Dangerous”.  It stars what some might call an extremely dangerous cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine, and Richard Dreyfus. The story is kind of silly, but it’ll keep you entertained. Bruce Willis plays a loner in the first couple of minutes — I’m not spoiling anything I promise — who keeps ripping up his welfare checks because he likes talking with the woman who issues them.  Mary Louise Parker, is such an intelligent actress, and she plays the arm candy role so well because she never once squeals. I mean, she’s just terrific in this. Shows how you can play arm candy and not lose your complete mind and become a bimbo. The story is that he is an ex-CIA operative, and somebody’s after him, and we’re not sure why. And we’ve seen all this before, but it really is fun, and the fact that everybody’s a little over the hill makes it adorable. They’ve got such good actors in this one. So I give it, just for playfulness, for good acting, for being a little different, and for putting people who are having Geritol moments in it, three and a half stars.