Frank (Bruce Willis), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), and Marvin (John Malkovich) fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate race to prevent a missing portable nuclear device from falling into the wrong hands. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Lee Byung-hun, and Catherine Zeta Jones co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is in love with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to track down the former Russian Agent "The Frog" (David Thewlis) to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey (Sir Anthony Hopkins) might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria (Dame Helen Mirren) joins the team
An amazingly fun action great comedy! All the stars have great chemistry together! A star-studded cast Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker all come together to form such a great ensemble and complete that same chemistry followed up from the first movie the sequel is just as good as the first one.
I’ve learned that when I watch an “action film”, I need to remember three things. First, I need to put my brain in neutral, and realize that nothing will be logical. Second, most of the film will be one chase scene after another, with the “hero”, rarely, if ever, being killed. Beat up a lot, but never killed. Third, the plot is almost unimportant. It always seems to take a back seat to the “action”, parts of the film. If that is the kind of movie that you enjoy watching, “Red 2”, will not disappoint.
Besides the return of most of the key characters from “Red”, “Red 2”, brings with it some amazing actors. Joining returning favorites, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louis-Parker, and Helen Mirren, are Neal McDonough (an excellent bad guy, that you really hate), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Byung-Hun Lee (whose character is the badest hit man on earth). Even “Papa Johns”, shows up for a few moments.
A more in-depth plot/synopsis for this film can be found in other reviews, Wikipedia, and the films IMDB. Basically, it is a race to retrieve, and neutralize a nuclear weapon that has been hidden inside Russia. In the process lots of people get beat up, and/or killed, and lot of property gets destroyed. I found it to be a fun movie to watch, and, if you like action flicks, I can highly recommend it. I would, however, suggest that you watch “Red”, first.