25 June 2011

Red (2010)

Frank Moses: Open the pig!

Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a retired and extremely dangerous (RED) former operator for the CIA.  He has some sort of affair going on with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) via the phone.  She's his representative at Pension Services.  He's got a bit of a crush on her, even to the point of reading what she is reading.  Tad creepy.

But, then some bad dudes come and try to kill Moses.  He lives, they don't.  He runs off to where Sarah lives, and... lets say takes her along on his adventure as he tries to figure out who wants to kill him and why.  First stop is to get back together with Joe Matheson (Morgan Freeman).  Then we meet up with Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich).  Finally the team meets up with the last member of their team, Victoria (Helen Mirrin).

Now that the A-Team is back together we find out that none other than Richard Dreyfuss knows something about why Moses's team has been targeted.  Along the way they are thrawrted by Karl Urbam.  Oh, Ernest Borgnine also shows up as "The Records Keeper".

We have guns, explosions and humor packed into this nice little movie.  I really enjoyed it.  The cast was great, and seeing Helen Mirrin fire off large caliber weapons was amusing.  The movie is actually based on a graphic novel, which I may have to look up now.

I give this the Lord Zupka Seal of Approval.

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