Red 2 trailer brings new blood
A new trailer has arrived for the sequel to Red (Filmstalker review), Red 2. The original was about a bunch of retired CIA operatives who are marked to be killed so that the old guard could be permanently removed along with all their secrets. They teamed up, killed the young guys, and saved themselves. It was genius and a lot of fun.
I had thought that the sequel might just do the same thing but actually they've introduced new characters both young and old and Red 2 is suddenly looking like it is going to be just as much fun as the original and perhaps offering even more.
The new trailer for Red 2 really does make the film look like fun. Not only have we Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker returning but we're also going to see Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis.
There is one notable thing missing though and that's Morgan Freeman. He was a great addition to the original and it's a little sad that he's not in the sequel, however I think we have everyone we need here to make Red 2 just as good as Red (Filmstalker review).
If you haven't seen the original I highly recommend you get hold of it, but rest assured watching this trailer will not spoil the original for you, perhaps it might even enhance it.
Here's the trailer for Red 2 which comes through TrailerAddict.
Red 2 is directed by Dean Parisot, cast your mind back to the excellent Galaxy Quest, and is written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber who wrote the original film adapted from the Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner graphic novel. Will Parisot manage to deliver a film to match Robert Schwentke's first one? I really do hope so.