A group of former government assassins fights back against the CIA after they're targeted for knowing too much in this adaptation of Warren Ellis' acclaimed DC Comics graphic novels. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) used to be a hired gun for the CIA. Along with Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren), Frank's specialty was carrying out contracts that the government didn't want the public to know about. These days, Frank and his old gang are all retired, but the powers that be are still concerned that they know too much, and dispatch a team of top assassins to ensure their silence. Now, Frank and his former team members realize that their only hope for survival is to break into CIA headquarters and expose the truth. But once they're in, the group uncovers evidence of a massive cover-up that promises to rock the very foundation of our government. Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Interviews with cast members
Real life CIA expert commentary
Animated documentary shorts on controversial CIA operations
Deleted and extended scenes
Insightful audio commentary with retired CIA field officer Robert Baer
I bought the 4K UHD disk with my Sony UDP-X800 player because I wanted to see the difference between DVD, BD and BD UHD on my LG 4K tv. Surprisingly the BD and DVD looked very similar with the BD getting the edge. This is likely due to the players upconversion. This BD, however, provided a quantum leap in quality. Both saturation and resolution were remarkable. Given the choice, and the equipment, I will buy 4K UHD from now on.
Now; about the movie. This is a great vehicle for a bunch of Hollywood egos to ham it up in front of the camera. All four stars do an fantastic job but actually Hellen Mirren is the standout. I expect it is because this is a departure from her normal casting.
So as to avoid spoilers I will simply say that this is a great movie combining serious drama, personal demons, action, and some comedic reliefs. If you like action movies, you can’t go wrong with this one.
I haven't felt as good watching a movie since 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean. Unexpected lines and juxtapositions lift this tale. Okay, so the story is very improbable...not to worry given that part of the movie experience is suspending our disbelief.
Bruce Willis charms. John Malkovich is humorously irascible. Morgan Freeman gives us his usual likable best. Helen Mirren wields an assortment of guns. And Mary-Louise Parker shows us how facial expressions and muffled sounds can turn a story line and spice up a story.
There's not a single member of Willis's reunited team I wouldn't like to be around. There they are, seeking first why Bruce Willis is in the crosshairs, then why seemingly random people are getting murdered and finally bringing the evil-doers to a just end.
Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off of his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces him back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into his past and the people with whom he used to work. Like Frank they are all RED