Red 2 is of course a follow up to Red, and also based off of the comic book with the same time. Released in 2013 the film was a hit and made over 148million at the box office.
Red 2 followed Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) as they try to blend in and lead a quiet life. There doing a good job of it untill Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich in another scene stealing performance) shows up saying they have been targeted for death again. Frank doesn't believe him untill Marvin is killed when his car blows up.
During the funeral a kill squad shows up and takes Frank back to there base. He's rescued by Marvin who it turns out faked his death. Marvin tells them they are targeted because of a job they did durring the. Cold war called "Nightshade" which insisted of smuggling a nuke into Russia. The bad guys want the nuke and have convinced our government that Frank and Marvin are in fact terrorists. They have also hired Victoria (Helen Mirren) to assassinate them. Spoiler she helps the instead.
What follows is a glob trotting adventure full of twists and turns as they try to clear their names and recover the still active weapon. The cast is just as good in this second go a round but the plot, although easy to follow is increadably convoluted to the point of almost pure nonsense. None the less I still a great romp and if you enjoyed part one this is sure to please you assume well.
And like part 1 Lionsgate has just released Red 2 on Ultra 4K with another stunning transfer. Add in the low sell price, mixed with the unbelievable sound and picture and you have another one to add to your 4K upgrade collection
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars