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On-Camera Review: Red

by Eric Melin on October 15, 2010

in Video Reviews

Here’s my video review of the action comedy“Red” starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich from KTKA-49.

Hollywood action movies, it seems, have come full circle.

Back in the 1980s, shooting a never-ending stream of bad guys and cracking inappropriate one-liners was the exclusive domain of burly, muscle-bound tough guys like Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In the new movie “Red,” though, its 65-year-old Oscar-winning English actress Dame Helen Mirren who gets behind an enormous mounted machine gun and lays waste to everything in her path. And I have to admit, for a couple minutes, it’s pretty funny.

Unfortunately, “Red,” adapted from the DC Comics series, is a full-length feature film and not a short. That means that watching old retired CIA agents like Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Mirren get back together in their twilight years to show these young whippersnappers of today that they’ve still got it – gets old quick.

Don’t get me wrong, action films with a sense of humor can be the best medicine sometimes at the movies. It’s just that this one has one joke repeated over and over again-and the one-liners aren’t that funny.

The cast is immediately likable and the movie gets a lot of mileage out of that, but the script isn’t very clever and the action sequences aren’t all that impressive. Despite all the efforts of Willis and company, “Red” is coasting on fumes.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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