Movies like this should always be viewed as fantasy. If you do that, you’ll be able to appreciate it for the pure entertainment value. Red 2 has everything from Marshall Arts to gun slinging, car chasing agents from the USA to China to the USSR. May I dare say, it’s a love/hate relationship between all. It seems a lot of today’s movies incorporate massive destruction i.e., Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, Transformers along with the killing of not 1, not 2, but 100’s of agents and/or personnel. Since Red 2 starred an older group of actors (Hollywood’s finest) you might expect the action would lean toward the slow side. Not Red 2. It was fast moving and basically fun, as well as funny and destruction was kept to a minimum.
I encountered an elderly couple walking to their car after the movie who told me Red 2 was in fact a bit too fast for them to fully process. I could understand because of their age. It got me to thinking, what will I be saying about movies in 20 years from now. I’m used to fast and furious but will I be able to process it. Will the mode change again or will I have to sit it out, due to old age? What movies should I recommend to the elderly now? Well for today, I really enjoyed Red 2. Catherine Zeta-Jones is absolutely gorgeous and Helen Mirren’s body puts all to shame, old and young. I recommend Red 2 for the under 80 crowd. If you love Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and the legendary Anthony Hopkins, take a chance and see it at any age. Excellent sequel — I definitely missed Morgan Freeman.