This action film, an adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book, had us at Helen Mirren using a large firearm. Robert Schwentke’s Red, tells the story of an ex-CIA agent (played by Bruce Willis) who brings his old team out of retirement (Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and a super wacky John Malkovich) for one last mission — to take down his former bosses, who are trying to kill him, and protect the woman who he loves (Mary Louise-Parker). Maybe we just like seeing a bunch of older people kicking ass and taking names (the Betty White effect?), but regardless, this looks like madcap fun.
Red hits theaters on October 15, 2010.