In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the technologically advanced super weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process
This movie has its moments as an action film and also promotes a few chuckles, but as a family film it falls short, due to language and excessive violence. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired (but not for long) black-ops CIA agent. Soon he is working again with his partner Marvin (John Malkovich), not to mention his wife, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) whose likability factor helps Frank and Marvin out on more than one occasion. One of the funny lines includes Sarah getting a bad guy to soften up and share information and Marvin says, “I knew she’d play him like a banjo at an Ozark hoedown!”
Rest assured you have some real baddies for the bad guys and Anthony Hopkins and Neal McDonough as Bailey and Jack Horton provide some real evil moments. And Frank’s former friend and now-nemesis, Han Cho Bai (Byung-hun Lee), is amazing with the martial arts. Unfortunately, and regrettably, the movie simply exceeds our limits in the language and violence departments and cannot earn our Dove Seal.