Sunday, October 17, 2010

When Die Hard met Pulp Fiction

RED is a thrilling, funny, wholly original shoot-em-up (and blow-em-up) good time. R.E.D. stands for "Retired: Extremely Dangerous," and Bruce Willis plays a retired secret agent who spends his days nurturing an avocado plant instead of assassinating people. He's not adjusting well. Soon he has to defend himself from some very capable, very shady, VERY VIOLENT bad guys and he tracks down his former partners -- John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren -- all also retired, all struggling with their "new normal," and all happy to get back into the action.

It's like Pulp Fiction in that my favorite line of dialog was: "I never thought I'd ever say this again, but I'm getting the pig."

And it's like Die Hard in that, once again, Bruce Willis doesn't have a peaceful Christmas.

3 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to see this. I enjoy Willis and LOVE Freeman, so it's a natural pick. Having things "essplode" only adds to the fun. Thanks for the review and reminder.

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  2. Oh, I can't wait to see this!!!

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  3. Saw it last weekend and loved it!

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