RED Film Review
Has DC Comics decided to leave behind turning it main titles into films with the exception of Superman, Batman and The Green Lantern (due out summer 2011)?
Well you have to ask DC that, but given there past record, maybe they should.
With the exception of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Superman and Superman 2, every live action film they have done has been bad. Though some, are far worse than others.
So it looks like DC has turned to it in house publishing for comics to be turn into films. The first was The Losers and now we have RED. (Retried, Extremely, Dangers)
What is RED about? Well Red is the story of retired former CIA agents and one former MI:6 Agent. (Helen Mirren) tying to find out who is trying to kill Frank (Wills) & Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker).
The film Starts off with Frank living a pretty boring life after leaving the CIA. They only bright spot to his day, is the phone calls to Work and Pension office and getting to speak to Sarah who deals with Frank’s account.
Frank life is shown to be very dull. But I guess after living the life he has lead with the CIA, civilian life would be.
The into set up the film nicely as Frank lives in any ordinary estate in the US, there nothing special about it. Frank still has a routine, that anyone that has severed in the Armed Forces for most of there life, will tell you is hard to sake.
It not long before a hit squad arrives at Frank’s house to take him in his sleep. But there is one problem with their plan, Frank awake. After taking out the hit squad heads of to save Sarah as she is the only person that really talks to Frank, and has got to know him.
After Frank has saved Sarah the film really kicks off, with Frank and Sarah going all over the country turning to find out who is trying to kill them.
Frank gets help from some old friends and one former enemy played by Brian Cox.
Is the film any good? In short yes. It a fun little film that has action, humour and for the girls even a bit of romance. It also has a great cast Bruce Will, Mary –Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich and Richard Dreyfuss I was also pleasantly surprise to see Ernest Borgnine as the The Records Keeper.
I would rate this movie 8 out of 10.
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