What’s that you say? You’re jonesing for a little Helen Mirren with a machinegun action? Hey, who can blame ya? It’s been ages since the last “Red” movie. Okay, so it’s only been, uh, two years, I think. But that’s a pretty long time! So here’s more of Helen Mirren karate chopping and killing people in the first trailer for “Red 2”, which reunites the aging killers of “Red”. Well, the ones that survived that movie, anyway.
Joining in on the fun this time around is Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Byung-hun Lee. I wonder who Hopkins is playing? The trailer doesn’t really tell you. Given his age, I’m guessing another ace CIA spook killer/assassin who hasn’t taken “retirement” too well.
In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process.
“Red 2” also stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, and Neal McDonough.
The Dean Parisot-directed sequel shoots’em up August 2, 2013.
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