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|Format||Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled|
|Contributor||Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dean Parisot, Di Bonaventura Pictures, John Malkovich, Byung-hun Lee, Mark Vahradian, Bruce Willis, Neal McDonough, Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins, Karl Urban, David Thewlis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Lorenzo di Bonaventura See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 52 minutes|
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Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.
The sequel to the action-comedy hit RED, which reunites our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe.
A very safe sequel bet with a cast of friendly, recognizable, and bankable stars, RED 2 is a breezy romp of global espionage and superhero superspies where the wealth of violence is played for laughs and the sly grins stay firmly planted on the faces of everyone involved. As fans of 2010's RED will fondly remember, the hero characters are from the AARP generation, which is also what drives the primary conceptual joke and defines the title acronym: Retired, Extremely Dangerous. In round two, former secret agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is drawn out of retirement (again) by his former cohort Marvin (John Malkovich, acting Malkovich-crazy and loving it) to service a plot that involves a Cold War-era nuclear bomb hidden in Russia and the international effort to retrieve it. Frank is now romantically partnered with RED's sweet Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker, also a comic delight), who wants to follow him into the fray and turns out to be pretty good at the dangerous game of spycraft. Also returning from not really being retired are the icy MI-6 assassin Victoria (Helen Mirren) and the lusty Russian spy chief Ivan (Brian Cox). Their priceless scene together captures a bucolic picnic where automatic weapons and silk stockings are the main course. New to this edition is Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Ivan's best operative and a former flame of Frank, and Han Cho Bai (Byung-hun Lee), a Korean hit man on Frank's list partly because he's been ordered to kill him, but mostly because he's mad that Frank stole his private jet. Everyone's motives are purposely muddled, but they all put aside personal grudges and professional kill orders to join forces against the doomsday device. It was created and hidden by a batty professor who's been locked away in a London psychiatric hospital for almost 40 years. Fortunately this caricature is played by Anthony Hopkins, who brings all the acting tics and crazy-old-British-guy mannerisms he can as both hero and villain. The mechanics of story don't much matter when the purpose is zingy one-liners and the comic timing is spot on. There's a ton of bloodless violence--most of which is also played for laughs--and a menacing American agent played by Neal McDonough who seems to be the only humorless one in the whole bunch. He's also the only truly scary one, which does not bode well for his character. All the leads are given their own scene-stealing moments, with each playing according to their strengths (and probably for a nice "what the heck?" paycheck). The physical and verbal interplay among them cascades trippingly off the tongue in snappy dialogue and bits of business that seem effortless for these pros. Helen Mirren wears diamonds and fur while wielding a grenade launcher; John Malkovich makes the most lovable psychopath ever; Anthony Hopkins is both befuddled and conniving; and Bruce Willis makes violent screwball comedy look easy, especially with the impeccable help of Mary-Louise Parker. The RED franchise is a nice crossover success for Hollywood, with a built-in audience of the over-50 set, and the core youth demographic happy to watch grandma- and grandpa-types blow up and shoot things to their hearts' content. --Ted Fry
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.93 Ounces
- Audio Description: : English
- Item model number : SUMD66129835D
- Director : Dean Parisot
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 52 minutes
- Release date : November 26, 2013
- Actors : Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Neal McDonough, Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : Mark Vahradian, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
- Studio : Summit Entertainment
- ASIN : B008JFURII
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,545 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The only bad word used is s___, and that is rare. Other than small facial wounds that heal quickly, there's no blood. The rating is PG-13.
I have no idea why there are people who are disappointed with their digital purchase at a terrific low price, and don't understand that there is NO REIMBURSEMENT of digital property.
I highly recommend RED and RED 2.
Like the first Red movie there is a good mix of action, comedy and characters. It doesn’t take itself too seriously either and is always happy with throwing in some comedic moments. The characters are all a little quirky as well which makes them fun to watch especially when Frank and Marvin get talking.
There’s a twist at the end as well to keep the viewer on their toes.
So, Amazon, not only am I going to find something else to watch, without commercial interruption, but it won't be on Amazon at ALL. After an experience like this, I'm going over to Netflix. Is that what you had in mind, Amazon?
You have wasted my time. And, as little as I use Amazon Prime's home-delivery of products, yet pay about $7 a month for the "privilege" of subscribing, I'm rethinking the whole Amazon Prime cocktail.
I pay, to watch movies filled with commercials? Do you think we're nuts?
Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich: Do you want to have your efforts sliced and diced like this? Because late in your careers, your box-office take is dependent on your reputations, and this hybrid disserves them.