Trailer of the Month

Thursday, July 14, 2011



Movie: RED
Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Miren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, Mary Louise Parker,

When his peaceful 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 and uncover his assailants.

Review:  Ok, where do I start on this one?  So when I first saw the previews for this, I was flailing in the aisle screaming of how absolutely EPICCCCCC it would be to see it. I mean Bruce Willis and Hellen Miren and Malkovich WITH Morgan Freeman in one movie? It is bound to be awesome, right? But the more previews I saw, the more I got less and less interested in the movie.  Anyways, the other day I had a HMV gift card, given to me by someone for my birthday wit over a hundred bucks on it.  I picked up Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (which I will be reviewing next), The Expendables (I already reviewed, of course) and RED along with some CDs (I should probably review). 

I wouldn’t say I was disappointed, per say in RED, I mean I am always a strong believer that you’re to go into a movie and take it for what it is—a movie. But RED was something else. It had some brilliant moments where I was rolling on the floor laughing and other times it just dragged on and on as though it would never end. John Malkovitch was mesmerizing in his role as a crazy, ex-secret agent who basically live to see all conspiracy theories come through and gosh darn it! He will be prepared for Armageddon if it kills him! He was a riot—he made me laugh so hard I almost wet myself. Then there was Bruce Willis who’s knack for comedy isn’t always the best but he managed to hold his own. Helen Miren as usual was spot on, Morgan Freeman, for the time he was in the movie was just kind of....well, I was left thinking “WTF! Why are you IN this movie!!!” and Ms. Louise Parker was okay…

My problem with the movie was—I don’t know. The ending was a little bit disturbing to me. It was like the writers got bored and just decided to use the same crappy ending everyone else used. I was disappointed in that.  There were hitches in the movie that could definitely be smoother—Let’s just say RED is one of those movies I’d say watch if you can get it for cheap or for free.


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