Bruce Willis and his merry band of geriatric ex-operatives reunite in this sequel to Red, a surprisingly fun action flick from 2010. This alone is probably no cause for celebration, but the second film pits the likes of John McClaine against Judge Dredd, Hannibal Lector, and Storm Shadow so the fanboy in me is ready to burst out of my chest and expose itself to years of ridicule from its peers and skip out on gym class by forging doctor’s notes. This also reunites Bruce (we’re friends) with Byung Hun (we’re also friends), his co-host from the second G.I. Joe movie, which will also premiere this year.
Here’s the synopsis according to Collider.
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.
And here’s the trailer I promised.
It looks like John Malkovich will be stealing the spotlight once again. Very interested to see how the cat-and-mouse thing plays out between Bruce Willis’s character and Helen Mirren’s. Kinda tired of portable nuclear devices in my movies, but I guess there’s no better McGuffin than one that can level an entire city.
The movie comes out on August 2nd.
Written by Daniel Lee