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
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.
Can't say it's dark comedy, but it was a fun film to watch from beginning to end. Love the twist and turns and all the characters match their counterparts. Great charactes, hope there's a part three, not that it seems likely, don't know how they would live up to this one. Great movie and watch it multiple times in English of course and Spanish and still has the comic humor through out.
In ‘RED 2,’ retired special ops agents are funny because they are seen-it-all semi-retirees. The crew survived bullets and bombs in RED and appear to be more casual in RED 2. It is apparent that Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren are old friends with a past working relationship. Frank (Mr. Willis) is overprotective of his civilian sweetheart Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) who wants a gun. They work together with Frank’s buddy Marvin (Mr. Malkovich) to thwart a secret international crisis concerning a nuclear device designed by a British scientist portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. The acting is top-notched with some complaisant female rivalry between Sarah and Frank’s former Russian flame (Catherine Zeta Jones). The fighting scenes are exciting due to the world’s number one assassin played by Byung-hun Lee who has been commissioned to disappear Frank.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Red 2 is a very good movie and if you haven't seen it you should watch it