Apparently (?) some doomsday device has gone amiss and when they’re not too busy dodging the bullets of assassins by the thousands this group manages to go out on various limbs to track down a master criminal. Humour is everywhere in this ridiculous joy ride that works so well thanks to the dead-pan acting of Willis and Malkovich. As reluctant buddies this pair can’t be beat.
Action aplenty descends on the trio as they engage in a cross world spy hunt that sees lucky audiences taken along for the ride. Tourist hotspots like Paris, London and Moscow are beautifully depicted as the doomsday clock ticks away. Never a dull moment ensues as director Dean Parison doesn’t miss a beat in this first class action adventure comical yarn.
Oh, and let’s not forget strong support from the rest of the cast including Catherine Zeta Jones (The Mask of Zorro), Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen). These greats go for the gags and fun and don’t disappoint during this 116 minute odyssey.
Spy fans who can’t wait for Daniel Craig’s next patented appearance in 2015 will surely marvel at the fun secret agent antics on tap in Red 2, a freewheeling lot of fun with an undercurrent menace guaranteed to leave you shaken and stirred .