Bruce Willis is Retired, Extremely Dangerous (RED)
The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malokovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban, and directed by Robert Schwentke. The screenplay was written by Jon and Erich Hoeber.
The plot centralizes around the life of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), whose quiet retirement is disrupted by a hit team trying to kill him. He eliminates the team and then sets out to find who is trying to kill him and why.
In this film, Willis and his cohorts prove that old does not mean down. The cast are a barrage of old (but not out) actors and actress.
Willis and Morgan and all play former, retired American agents while Mirren portrays a British (who she is herself British). The action scenes are great and Mirren plays ‘tough’ quite well, especially being a newcomer to such roles. But the partially insane character of Marvin steals all the laughs.
Malkovich, who plays Marvin Boggs, simply needs to twitch his brow to make you laugh. His character is a paranoid with a long list of conspiracy theories about the government.
This ‘condition’ puts him all sorts of hilarious situations. However, his gut feelings always seem to turn out correct. It is simply hilarious seeing a bald, grown man (old) carrying a stuffed pink pig whenever he goes out.
This film, although with a line up of aged cast breathes a new life into the action heroes of the past. The violence and coarse language has earned a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). However, watching this film over a beer with friends is not a bad idea.