REVIEW: Red

It was almost uneventful if it weren’t for that sudden whim to watch a movie.

 Dylan and I caught RED at Greenbelt 3.  I wanted to take him to Power Plant Mall, but I didn’t want to push him, so we just went to our comfort zone that is Ayala Malls.  :)  We’ve been meaning to catch that movie for quite sometime now, and we finally got around to doing it.

RED stars Oscar winning actors in their, well… senior form.  Bruce Willis, Frank Moses, plays an ex-CIA agent who is not really adjusting well to his retirement.  He constantly flirts with this pension operator Sarah Ross, played by Mary Louise Parker, by tearing up his pension just to talk to her.  Then one night, an elite group raided his house in attempts to kill him.  I say attempts because in true Die Hard factor, Moses escapes unscathed and goes to Ross to rescue her.

Apparently, that’s how they do it.  They kill everyone you’re close to.

Anyway, Moses rounds up his old gang, Joe Boggs (Morgan Freeman), a lunatic laced on LSD for years as part of a government conspiracy aimed at tracking his neurological functions Martin (John Malkovich), the Russian guy who seems to serve fantastic vodka Ivan (Brian Cox) and the foxy Victoria (Helen Mirren). 

It was hilarious.  Malkovich and his fantastic quips managed to whip new age action stars, scolding them and reminding them that action need not be serious.  They can really use a cue if not more from these veteran actors.

Mirren is the sexiest woman on earth, holding a gun like it’s a cellular phone:  casual and normal.  Nuff said.

Too bad, Red is no longer showing in the theatres.  Dylan and I managed to catch the last stretch of it last week, and well, for those who haven’t watched it, there’s always Pirate Bay. :) 

Rate:  3.5 out of 5 stars

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