The Stars of 'Red Notice' Answer Our Burning Questions
When an Interpol-issued Red Notice the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world's most wanted goes out, the FBI's top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he's forced to partner with the world's greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world's most wanted art thief, "The Bishop" (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other's company. —Netflix
Forgettable and basic, but altogether not bad
Charming stars but a generic script- Red Notice feels too bland to be anything memorable, but does have its moments. First off, how can you not love the cast for this movie? Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot- clearly everyone knew that was going to be a win. The film has a lot of funny jokes spread throughout, and it's surprisingly shot very well. The action scenes are well choreographed, although familiar, and I will have to say in a technical aspect this film was really well done- as well as the visual designs, set pieces, and costumes throughout. As for the films story and screenplay though, I am far less thrilled. This film is just about the most generic action movie i've ever seen, like every heist film, Indiana Jones and James Bond had a baby- and it can be enjoyable at times, but it feels so empty all the same, and hardly makes for the potential a cast like this could have had in a film. The story is overdone, and there are so many formulaic and cliche attributes and twists that it can simply just be frustrating at times. It's quite baffling that a reported 200 million went into a film directed by the guy who did Rampage- by far one of the worst action films I can recall in recent memory- and yet it was done, and here it is? Do I think this film was worth the 200 million, absolutely not! Did it have its moments, sure. It's not a total bore, it had its fun parts, and it knew what its strengths were. In the end, Red Notice is not anything memorable or terrific. It could have been worse knowing what I have seen this director's previous works, but it just felt rather mediocre, in long of something special it never could quite grasp.
My Rating: 4.6/10.
My Rating: 4.6/10.
- Nov 12, 2021
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