The Old Guys Fight Back
In the broadest terms, RED has a lot of similarities to the initial setup of the classic 80s Schwarzenegger action movie, Commando (Which is ironic, given Willis' breakthrough movie was Die Hard, originally written as an intended sequel to Commando).
I only have two real criticisms. Firstly, the fate of one member of the team is rather lacklustre and ends up almost forgotten, when it should have been more poignant. Secondly, whilst enormous fun, the whole thing is rather forgettable. There's nothing that's likely to make you wish to revisit the film regularly, or rush out and buy it. You'll probably finish watching it all with a smile, but you won't find yourself avidly talking about it and dissecting it afterwards, either.
All-in-all, it's an enjoyable diversion, raised rather higher than it could have been, by a great cast with a contagious sense of fun and some explosive action.
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