RED (2010 U.S.) D: ROBERT SCHWENTKE W: JON and ERICH HOEBER P: LORENZO di BONAVENTURA/MARK VAHRADIAN
Retired Extremely Dangerous. A hit squad comes after a retired Black Ops. CIA agent (Bruce Willis, not a convincing pensioner) and his love interest call centre operative (Mary-Louise Parker). They go on the run, try and figure out what the conspiracy is and call-in favours from other elderly former agents (John Malkovich doing crazy paranoid, Morgan Freeman being Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox as KGB and Helen Mirren bringing dignity to the role as always as an assassin, and looking fine at 65). Karl Urban is next generation CIA on their tail and Julian McMahon is the Vice President. With Ernest Borgnine, James Remar, Richard Dreyfuss and Rebecca Pidgeon. This comedic action movie adaptation of a D.C. comic (by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer) is not as awful as some critics would have you believe, just quite dull and uninvolving (and overlong). The Hoebers also adapted a comic for WHITEOUT.

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