Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Red

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Red – Opening October 15, 2010

This trailer, which I saw before an ill-advised Sunday morning showing of “The Other Guys,” seems like the kind of movie that no one would think to make but pretty much everyone would enjoy. Uniting a cast of older actors with stalled careers (John Malkovich and Bruce Willis) and thriving ones (Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman) as well as a handful of fun supporting stars of all ages, including Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, James Remar, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine, is a brilliantly hilarious way of creating an ensemble for a film whose title stands for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous.” The title might seem like a punch line all by itself, but it’s a funny one, and by the looks of this trailer, it should be a real hoot as a whole movie. The fact that it comes from DC Entertainment means that it should have a fun comic book spin to it, and plenty of action scenes to delight all viewers (like a classier version of the already quite good “The Losers”). Unfortunately, it’s only rated PG-13, but hopefully that means more of an emphasis on comedy than overly grotesque action. I especially like the use of John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker in this trailer. Bruce Willis has played this kind of role before, and having this cast behind him should help his up his game a bit. I’m continually flabbergasted by the fact that this film is actually being made, and I doubt I’m alone in saying that I’m excited for it. Your thoughts?

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