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.
As the first movie I watched in 2014 this was a great start to the new year. This is a great action comedy without any real faults. The single stars that some people attribute it is just…well nonsense. These people must have watched this movie by accident since it is very much in the same style as the previous one so the over the top action, slapstick jokes etc. should not really be much of a surprise.
Bruce Willis, John Malkoitch and Helen Mirror is back and are doing great. They are just so much fun to watch. I really like Helen Mirror’s role. I think Byung-hun Lee as Han Cho Bai is the weakest of the characters. He starts of well in the first scenes where he is introduced but then he becomes a bit silly. The scenes where he fights himself away from the Russian cops, where the cops just wait in line for him to beat them up, is probably the most stupid scene in the movie.
There is of course a lot of action and I find it well done. Sure it is over the top and perhaps not very believable but this is an action-comedy after all so if you complain you have missed what type of movie this is supposed to be.
Plot-wise? Well the god news is that there is one. It might not be fantastic but it is there, it is not overly stupid and it ties together the movie in a decent way.
This is simply a great entertainment movie just the way this kind of movie should be made. As usual I had my tablet in front of me when watching the movie but I ended up barely touching it during the entire time.