Sunday, November 20, 2011
RED: Retired, Extremely Dangerous
i've watched this at cinema and fell in love instantly. and as i watched it again, in the comfort of my home, still, i find myself enjoying the movie immensely.
it is about the life lead by handfuls of ex CIA operatives when they retire. the main character, Frank Moses, one of the best agents in the fields, led his life alone and content himself only by monthly phone calls made to Sarah, a worker at the Pension Dept. he's smitten with her and when his house was ambushed one night by rampaging shooters, he just got to get Sarah before his attackers find, and kill her too.
En route to uncovering why he is on the hit list, he called for his friends' help, retired agents like him also. he is also pursued by the CIA agent, William Cooper who was sent to get him without any reason given.
along the trail and clues left by a murdered reporter, they pieced the clues together to point out that it was the Vice President of America's doing that put them on the hit list. So, Frank retaliated by capturing the VP for an exchange of Sarah who was captured during their mission to uncover the truth.
as Frank had passed some of the clues to Cooper, the younger agent began to doubt the rationality behind the order of his superior to kill Frank and his friends. during the shootout, the identity of the culprit ordering the hits was revealed. with Cooper's help, Frank cleared his name and escaped with his friends.
and Sarah finally reciprocated Frank's feeling and become his gf.
now, what i like most about this movie is the chemistry between all the characters. even JM is a delight in his eccentricities. Sarah's glee as she joined the mission to infiltrate CIA's headquarters. and Frank's bashful admission of romantic feelings for Sarah.
all in all, i really enjoyed this movie. both BW and KU were such a delight!