Movie Review : Red 2

Media Event

I was invited to catch Red 2 in its sneak previews at Shaw Lido yesterday and because the bf and I caught Part 1 previously (which I have no recollection of due to my STM 😦 ), the bf wanted to watch Red 2.

It was a 2-hr movie and we thought it was a little draggy. I guess it was also due to the lack of sleep recently and we rushed down to catch the movie after work.

Brief Info on the movie :
Action | Comedy | Crime
Release Date: 1 August 2013
Directed by Dean Parisot
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Byung Hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material

Run time : 116 mins

Red 2 Poster Helen Mirren

Synopsis :

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 portable nuclear device. 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 next-generation 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.

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My Review :

Despite it being a little draggy (2hr-movie is a little too long for us), we really did enjoy the movie. There were moments when I caught myself covering my ears because I cannot take thrilling moments. It’s yet another action-packed movie (my favourite genre) that got my 100% attention throughout the movie 🙂

The graphic images, together with its impactful action choreography and its awesome movie sound quality, Red 2 is definitely a show that I think would top the ticket box office!

Of couse, a movie that is highly-charged won’t be able to capture the hearts of the audience without some humour and Red 2 has consistently injected humour at certain movie scenes. Psst, you need to balance out the high energy too you know. You can’t be having excessive actions and thrillers in the whole movie. There needs to be some light-heartening moments as well 🙂

On top of that, this movie is rated PG13 and thus suited for the faint-hearted (like me and although as mentioned there were times when my heart palpitated due to the thrills, it was bearable). Nothing gory or gruesomely violent, so parents, you don’t have to worry much 🙂

Overall rating :

4 stars