Red a cohesive band of experts combine for a cohesive exceptional movie
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:24:35 AM
When Red finally goes to Netflix and movie rental there will be a copy in comedy, drama and action.
Bruce Willis doesnt go far in character. He plays and does what Bruce does best. His calm and smart-alec action hero is well polished and known. Hes still entertaining and still believable. An agent living the life of any CIA agent, whether living alone or with family, largely in solitude.
Mary-Louis Parker is sweet, likable, smart and tough. Shes any girl USA. She does her job and longs for life. Bruce admires her vulnerable strength. Bruce rescues her in more ways than one.
Mary-Louise with a glimmer of the sexuality of Susan Sarandon, spunk of Demi Moore and sensuality of Christina Lindberg does an excellent job as supporting actress.
Malkovich in his usual brilliant form breaks his normal portrayals of aloof intellectuals and grounds an in the air 'paranoid' retired CIA agent. Hes content to take a back seat and provide comedic input encased in dark overtones of Orwellian collapse.
Reds all star cast fills the entire play time with drama and action. Any possible lulls in the story are expertly filled with comedic release. An under theme which may or may not help the film is a hoorah to the elderly.
As always giving away the story or even parts of the story is to remove them nearly completely from the minds eye of the viewer. That being said Red takes a band of retired agents and roller coasters them through an obstacle course of love, drama and feel good story lines. Parts of the film have been done somewhat recently by another American action hero. Save this minor distraction Red is highly recommended and will continue to get rave reviews.