'Red 2' stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich as senior citizens in a shoot 'em-up film.
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“Red 2,” the sequel to the surprisingly popular “Red,” is a retread of something that wasn’t quite worth treading in the first place. The novelty of the first film was that it was an international thriller shoot 'em-up peopled by senior citizen movie stars.
Many of them are back for more here, including Bruce Willis as retired black ops CIA agent Frank Moses, John Malkovich as his former sidekick Marvin, and Helen Mirren as sharpshooter extraordinaire Victoria. Anthony Hopkins turns up as a renegade weapons scientist who may know the whereabouts of a portable nuclear device, one of all too many MacGuffins in this mix.