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An action movie like Red 2, which is based on characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book, isn’t exactly burdened with the restrictions of reality. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his collection of Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives can blow up city blocks, surreptitiously hop-scotch across the globe, and ingeniously escape from the most dire of circumstances; and if some of their Houdini breakouts are borderline unbelievable, well… that’s part of the fun.
- Jeff Labrecque
On DVD this November catch-up with everyone's favorite retired black-ops agents as they reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Codename ‘Nightshade’, the veteran team of elite operatives find themselves up against a multitude of assassins, terrorists and corrupt Governments. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process. In a mission that takes them from Costco to Paris, London and Moscow this high-octane action-comedy sequel shows no signs of slowing down! Directed by Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick And Jane), written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red), based on characters created by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers) and featuring an all-star cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary-Louise Parker. »
You know what I love about Baltimore Comic Con? It’s all about comics.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love going to cons that also put a lot of focus on media guests. As you can tell if you’ve read my column, I have a great time attending panels about Battlestar Galactica or Warehouse 13, or interviewing the cast of Psych, the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (coming soon!), or the voice actors behind Animaniacs or Futurama. But sometimes, it’s nice to go to a comic con that’s still all about the comics – and that’s Baltimore Comic Con.
At Baltimore Comic Con last weekend, I did one of my favorite things to do at a comic con – which is to simply wander Artists Alley for much of the weekend, looking at everyone’s art and comics offerings, saying hi to some brilliant friends, and meeting some new comics folks. »
- Emily S. Whitten
★★☆☆☆ We've certainly been heavily dosed with geriatric action thrillers in recent years, with Arnie taking on The Last Stand, Sylvester Stallone heading up The Expendables and Bruce Willis popping up in anything his agent prescribes. However, none can boast the hospital waiting room worth of talent of Red 2 (2013). Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins join Willis as contract killer OAPs codenamed REDs - Retired, Extremely Dangerous - who first moseyed onto our screens with the sleeper hit original in 2010. Willis reprises his role as former CIA officer Frank Moses, who's now settled into domesticity.
Alongside sweetheart Sarah (Mary Louise Parker), Frank is now more used to doing the weekly shop at Costco (the first of many shameless product placements) than pistol-whipping hired goons. He's lured out of retirement, again, by his unhinged pal Marvin (John Malkovich), when they are falsely tied with Cold-War era nuclear plot by the name of 'Nightshade'. »
- CineVue UK
This time around the retirees are spilling bullets on an international stage as they work hard to save the world from a deadly device –Nightshade. Before we embarked there was a short delay, as we waited for Mr. Willis to arrive, which allowed Dame Helen time to speculate on the gender and name of our impending royal arrival. Tiny and chic in a vintage looking floral summer dress, she was as wry and cheeky as one could hope and very graciously took pains to distract us from the late arrival. Mary-Louise was quieter but enjoyed the chatter nevertheless, predicting a girl for the Cambridges. In a straw poll of the room for gender »
- Emily Breen
Bruce Willis is fast becoming the poster boy for retirement-refusal – his Die Hard franchise is perhaps growing a little flaccid but there is no denying the man’s commitment to kicking ass as he draws closer to the big 6-0. In 2010 he good-naturedly embraced the comedy potential of his position and – together with Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman – was classified Retired Extremely Dangerous aka Red.
Red – based upon the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner graphic novel – was an entertaining ride, modelled after classic ‘30s screwball comedies, it delighted in offering opposition to the Oap stereotype and made reasonable use of its exemplary cast. Now the team have reunited for another caper: this time they are on a quest to locate a deadly device that has gone astray. The next-generation gadget, nicknamed ‘Nightshade’, has the potential to shift the balance of world power and is being sought by some of »
- Emily Breen
Film: "Red 2"; Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Neal McDonough, Steven Berkoff, Tim Pigott-Smith, Garrick Hagon; Director: Dean Parisot; Rating: ** - stale and predictable.
"Red 2" is an action-comedy based on the DC Comics graphic mini series created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. It is about retired agents deemed "Red" or "Retired Extremely Dangerous", by their respective agencies, who are called back into action by circumstances beyond their control.
In the film, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Bruce Willis stars again as former CIA black ops agent Frank Moses, only this time his girlfriend (Mary-Louise Parker) wants a piece of the action. He's joined by his psychotic partner in mayhem, Marvin (John Malkovich), the gun-toting Victoria (Helen Mirren), and several newcomers to the franchise, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins as Katja and Bailey (more on them below).
In this second go-round, Frank is trying to stay retired, but a leaked document linking him and Marvin to a still-hot Cold War operation lands them on everyone's hit list. As they try to save their own necks, the fate of the world falls on their shoulders as well.
Read on for 10 more things to know about the fun-filled, »
- Sharon Knolle
More turns out to be less in “Red 2,” an obligatory sequel that can’t quite recapture the sly, laid-back pleasures of its cheerfully ridiculous predecessor. While Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, et al. are still good for a few chuckles as a gang of superannuated government assassins, this globe-trotting action-comedy diversion applies a bigger-is-better philosophy across the board, upping the stakes, the firepower and the travel budget, but keeping real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle. “Red” became a surprise hit in 2010 with nearly $200 million worldwide, a feat that this Summit release will be hard-pressed to match even with solid opening numbers.
Domestic bliss doesn’t last long for “retired and extremely dangerous” black-ops CIA operative Frank Moses (Willis) and his loopy civilian g.f., Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker). Shortly after his old partner Marvin Boggs (Malkovich) dies in an explosion — it’s no spoiler to report that »
- Justin Chang
We’ve teamed up with Entertainment One to offer two HeyUGuys readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the European Premiere of Red 2 on 22nd July 2013 in London’s Leicester Square! Red 2 is the sequel to the 2010 film Red which stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary Lousie Parker, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Synopsis: This August sees the return of the retired black-ops agents as they reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Codename ‘Nightshade’, the veteran team of elite operatives find themselves up against a multitude of assassins, terrorists and corrupt Governments.
Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process.
In a mission that takes them from Costco to Paris, London and Moscow this high-octane
In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the technologically advanced super weapon.
The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process.
Red 2 hits theaters July 19.
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- Movie Geeks
Check out new clips from Summit Entertainment's Red 2 starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis. The Dean Parisot ation comedy opens in theaters on July 19, 2013, scripted by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites with his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device »
Red 2 has debuted its first clip.
A third film is said to already be in development at Summit Entertainment.
Red 2 will arrive in Us cinemas on July 19 and in the UK on August 2. »
Watch new TV Spots from Summit Entertainment's Red 2, starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis. The first film was a hit, and this one looks to deliver the same, and better laughs and action galore. Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber wrote the script based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites with his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed. they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials »
We enjoyed Red so much that we were thrilled to hear that there was a sequel coming. Then we saw the first trailer and knew it was in good hands. Now come the first television ads for the July 19 release.
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In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that »
- ComicMix Staff
The first Red was a winner all the way for Summit. The film directed by Robert Schwentke holding a $58 million production budget accumulated just under $200 million worldwide. But that's not the winning part of the deal; the film provided fun action galore, with a very-well-known cast who clearly enjoyed their time in the adaptation of the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Now, the sequel is up, and Red 2 should easily pass the first film's cume come its July 19th release date. Dean Parisot takes over the director's reigns, helming from the script by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber. Thanks to our friends at IMPawards, we have several Korean character posters below which feature Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lee Byung-hun. »
While the sequel to "Red," the 2010 action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as over-the-hill assassins, doesn't open until the middle of July, Lionsgate and producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are already plotting a third film, with screenwriting siblings Jon and Erich Hoeber back for a third go-around (according to the Hollywood Reporter). "Thank god!" said nobody. "Red" was based on the comic book miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner (although without much of the book's wit and explosive bursts of violence), the title standing for "retired extreme dangerous," and in its original film version, directed by Robert Schwentke, with a fair amount of visual flair. The end product of that film felt slightly watered down, with a number of concessions made to meet the seemingly impossible release date, like losing the distinctly funky music by Irish DJ and frequent Steven Soderbergh »
- Drew Taylor
Never likely to turn down the chance for a franchise, Summit Entertainment was quick to capitalise on the solid success of Bruce Willis action comedy ensemble pic Red back in 2010. The sequel hits the Us in July and heads here in August, and the studio is already starting work on a third instalment.Veteran Red script writers Jon and Erich Hoeber (who have spun the characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s slim original tome into the first two films already) are now signed on to start cracking out the third screenplay.It’s really more a case of wanting to be ready should the sequel prove as popular as the first. The second film finds Bruce back as retired black ops agent Frank Moses, trying to live a quieter life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker). But things are never that simple for Frank, and soon old pal »
Summit Entertainment has hired writers for Red 3.
The company has already begun work on a third film ahead of the release of Red 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon and Erich Hoeber, who wrote both the previous films, have been tapped to return.
No details for Red 3 have been released.
Red 2 will arrive in cinemas on July 19. Watch a trailer for the film below:
Even though the first sequel isn't out for another two months, Lionsgate-Summit has already signed writers Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen the third installment of the "Red" film franchise.
The original 2010 film, based on a comic book mini-series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, followed over-the-hill operatives kicking the butts of younger agents. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich star.
The 2010 film raked in an impressive $199 million worldwide at the box-office from a modest budget. If the script for the third film is approved, filming could begin as early as January.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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