RED 2 is a rollicking, raucous summer blow 'em up fest. It's crazy fun and it's good to see that retired people aren't just sitting around. The gang is back in action in a convoluted plot involving some bomb to end all bombs. Bruce Willis keeps trying to not be involved, but he's drawn in. He doesn't want his girlfriend, Mary Louise Parker, to have a gun, but wacky John Malkovich keeps her armed. Helen Mirren, so classy, is shooting with two hands. The Russians are after them. The Korean is after them. And they have Anthony Hopkins out of prison. He was a genius professor...but wait...is he a MAD genius professor?
Paris, London, Russia. The movie flits from various exotic locations as the group works to decipher codes, battle fiends, and find the ticking problem. Car chases, foot races, judo, and guns. It's all there along with quips galore. RED 2 is fast paced and hilarious. There's not much more to say. Suspend belief, buy some popcorn, and be prepared to laugh.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.