Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gus & I went to see "Red" on Friday. Loved it!! I love action movies - especially when there is comedy involved.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I really, really like Bruce Willis. I was a diehard (pun intended, LOL) fan of Moonlighting back in the 80's. He plays Frank Moses, a retired black-ops agent who lives in the suburbs of Cleveland and is attempting to pursue a relationship with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in a very interesting way.

The government (or someone??) decides that Frank and his old crew (John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, & Helen Mirren) know too much and tags them RED - retired, extremely dangerous - which means they are to be eliminated.

Now who doesn't get a chuckle out of the crazy characters that John Malkovich plays? You won't be disappointed with his character, Marvin, in this movie. Helen Mirren & Morgan Freeman both play characters that are a far cry from their usual - and they play then well. Karl Urban (he played Bones in the most recent Star Trek movie) plays one of the FBI agents who is after the group.

There are several other stars that you'll probably recognize in this movie - Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, James Remar...

So if you like action & comedy, I think you'll like this movie. The plot lags a little from time to time, but overall, it's fast-paced and full of action. Two thumbs up!!