Movie Review: RED 2

A movie featuring a stellar cast of veteran award-winning actors and actresses – how can a movie like this fail at the box office?

RED 2 is inspired by a comic book series of the same name, created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. It is the high-octane sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, RED – Retired, Extremely Dangerous.

Directed by Dean Parisot, the movie features many top-notch stars like Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Byung-Hun Lee (you will catch glimpses of his incredibly chiseled body on screen).

Btw, Lee Byung Hun has recently been appointed to be NESCAFE Singapore’s brand ambassador, in celebration of their 75 years anniversary. Specially for all his female fans, here is the TVC he did for NESCAFE:

I enjoyed the first RED movie tremendously and was really looking forward to the sequel. Have recently passed the 30-years age mark myself and graduating into fatherhood two years ago, it felt good to be rooting for action heroes who are of an older age. Young punks need to be taught a lesson not to mess with older people.

In RED 2, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) 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 movie is witty with many comedic moments and peppered with sufficient action scenes to keep adrenaline hunters satisfied.

I enjoyed RED 2 as much as I enjoyed the first RED movie. Most of the other omy Blog Club bloggers who caught the movie during the preview screening loved it too.  

It is now showing in Singapore cinemas. Go catch it!

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