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5.0 out of 5 stars Frank, Marvin and their chums are back.
What a breath of fresh air; a bunch of brilliant actors having a great time cramming every action movie cliché in to a smidge under two hours of rip-roaring brain-out entertainment.

The all-star cast of Retired Extremely Dangerous old-school black ops types are back, saving the world again, this time from a magnificently bonkers Anthony Hopkins. John...
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Red" Dud
The problem with sequels is that they're rarely a match for the original film, and sadly "Red 2" is no exception.
Bruce Willis reprises his role as ex CIA man Frank Moses, who (surprise surprise) finds a load of unsavoury badhats on his tail again, as he and his old pals (John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Brian Cox) race to find and disarm a megabomb...
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Red" Dud, 9 May 2015
This review is from: Red 2 [DVD] (DVD)
The problem with sequels is that they're rarely a match for the original film, and sadly "Red 2" is no exception.
Bruce Willis reprises his role as ex CIA man Frank Moses, who (surprise surprise) finds a load of unsavoury badhats on his tail again, as he and his old pals (John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Brian Cox) race to find and disarm a megabomb.
"Red" was complete hokum, but it was fast, funny, and wildly entertaining. By contrast the sequel is plodding and mechanical, and plotwise, overcooked to the point where it just becomes utterly ludicrous. Loads of flashy explosions and gunfire do not, of themselves, constitute an interesting watch.
The stylish Mirren is dependable as ever, and Anthony Hopkins' turn as a barmy scientist injects a bit of fizz into things. Everyone else looks as though they've phoned in a performance and turned up to collect the cheque. Oh, and the woeful Catherine Zeta-Jones as a Russian general? For crying out loud!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 10 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Red 2 (Blu-ray)
Not nearly as good as the first one which was excellent. The acting on the whole was very good especially Anthony Hopkins, but it was a bit all over the place and not nearly as well planned as the original. Still fun to watch if you've nothing else to do but on the whole disappointing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars RED 2 blu ray uk, 15 July 2014
This review is from: Red 2 (Blu-ray)
Not as good as the first,Just seemed to go on and on.Good BLU RAY picture 2.35.1 ratio,Some extras good action scenes just seemed to lack something,Anthony Hopkins is the best thing in it and not in it enough.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank, Marvin and their chums are back., 11 Feb. 2014
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Willy Eckerslike (France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Red 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
What a breath of fresh air; a bunch of brilliant actors having a great time cramming every action movie cliché in to a smidge under two hours of rip-roaring brain-out entertainment.

The all-star cast of Retired Extremely Dangerous old-school black ops types are back, saving the world again, this time from a magnificently bonkers Anthony Hopkins. John Malkovich shines again as Marvin and Bruce is, well, still Bruce and everybody is just brilliant; it is not possible to single out a single cast member for particular praise.

Penned by the same writing team as the first film, but under a different director (the same chap who brought us the splendidly daft Galaxy Quest), Red 2 dovetails perfectly with its predecessor. The carefully not quite over-the-top humour is unexpectedly subtle at times and manages to avoid being juvenile & shallow; the cast operates as a skilled and craftsman-like whole (you’d expect nothing less from such experienced actors); the pace is relentless and there are some cracking stunts in fancy cars.

RED 2 is massively entertaining, surprisingly witty and superb fun. A perfect case-study in pure entertainment and even better, if that’s possible, than the first movie. Simply brilliant – if your head’s aching from trying to figure out Cloud Atlas then give it a rest and watch this!!
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT HAPPENS IN THE KREMLIN, STAYS IN THE KREMLIN, 3 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Red 2 [DVD] (DVD)
The film incorporates Wikileaks as the new problem child for Moses Frank (Bruce Willis) and company. An article claims he and Marvin (John Malkovich) were involved in a 1979 operation called "Night Shade." They have become wanted men.

In an expanded role Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) our meek lady from Kansas has become a thrill seeker and joins the group as they travel the world to find "Night Shade." In addition to Interpol and the Feds looking for our heroes, there is also a hitman (Byung-hun Lee) after them and Victoria (Helen Mirren) is also contracted to kill them...Malkovich proclaims "Friends don't take out a contract on friends." They are allied by KGB agent Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones) to the displeasure of sweet innocent Sarah who says..."Can't we just kill her?"

The film is filled with Malkovich one liners which we enjoyed in the first movie. The expanded role of Sarah added to the feature. This is perhaps a notch below the first installment, but a worthy action-comedy sequel that will be in my collection when it comes out.

Parental Guide: No sex or nudity. One half spoken f-bomb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Redy or not, The old guard are back, 18 Feb. 2015
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A sequel will always be up against comparisons of the original because if the first wasn't any good in the first place they would never bother making another one. Yes Bruce Willis appears to be coasting into the same role he played in 9 1/2 yards at the start but give it 10 minutes and you will knowingly smile at why you decided to watch this. Everyone gets more screen time and the extra additions to the cast are a bonus from Bonkers Anthony Hopkins to smoking Catherine Zeta Jones. I liked it, Plenty of action set pieces and a fair slice of humour.
It's like creosote, It does what it says on the tin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring. Like watching a cheap Last Action Hero film, 10 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Red 2 (Amazon Instant Video)
Boring. Like watching a cheap Last Action Hero film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Die Hard too many, 24 May 2014
This review is from: Red 2 (DVD)
Not anywhere as good as the first film. Bruce Willis is going through the motions as in a lot of his movies at the moment and for people wanted by all international police agencies they are able to flit all over the world with ease. Some good moments and Helen Mirren is very good. A few missed chances with Anthony Hopkins. Watchable but typical of sequels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Close your eyes! Dream of some pastorial peace, 1 Aug. 2014
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So complicated for the first 20 minutes it put me to sleep and on coming back to the present for the last 15 minutes I came to thr conclusion I had not missed much
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a mess., 21 Dec. 2013
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I loved RED and really looked forward to RED2. Unfortunately I was dissapointed. Yes, there is plenty of action and mayhem but to be honest I felt that they had tried to get too much into the story.
The team is sent all over the world, It got more and more complicated. Virginia (Helen Mirren) is given order to kill them and that adds complications.
RED was basically a very good, solid story with a team that one could relate to. RED 2 just tries to do too much and too many twists and turns.
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