Red was a surprise hit in 2010, and Bruce Willis is back with his merry band of senior citizen spies for a sequel. It’s a lot like The Expendables without the extreme levels of absurdity.
“Let’s throw a bunch of old stars into an action movie and make it cool!” That’s how I imagine the pitch for the first Red went. “The first one made almost $200 million; you know what to do.” And that’s how I imagine meeting for the sequel, Red 2 went. I’ll gladly see the 2nd one after thoroughly enjoying the original. Sometimes you just want to watch old people not suck for once. Adding Catherine Zeta-Jones and the guy who plays Storm Shadow for the follow-up certainly doesn’t hurt their cause either.