Robert Schwentke’s film adaptation of the Warren Ellis graphic novel Red looks like The Losers recast for a CBS audience. It stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich (going full-Nugent), and Mary-Louise Parker as former CIA assassins forced into retirement. But old habits die hard and the boredom of retired life sets in, causing them to venture out on their own to murder-for-hire. And then when their old bosses try to have them killed, they reunite to take the fight to the CIA’s front door.
Why is the CIA always trying to kill its former employees? That hardly happens with any other profession. Better off safe than sorry though. That’s why I’ve been systematically eliminating the customers from my boyhood paper route. That, and because of their ethnicities.
HELEN MIRREN POPS A CAP AFTER THE JUMP…