Skyrim is eating into my movie time but that should even out soon.
I'm not sure why this was in my Netflixs queue or who though it would be a good idea to have me watch it. This movie wasn't really a movie in the sense of movies having a narrative framed and defined by actors delivering dialog and actions according to some sort of plotted story. It was more several loosely related and lazily directed scenes that existed to showcase different actors playing their stock characters.
The action, boring. The twists, non-existent. The story, bare. The director, absent.
This was one of those movies where someone comes up to you and suggests seeing it, the conversation goes like this:
"Hey man! You gotta go see this new movie RED!"
"You seem excited about it, what is it about?"
"It has Bruce Willis in it! And Morgan Freemen and John Malkovich and and that dude who played Bones in the new Star Trek flick!"
"Well that's cool and all but what is it about?"
"Uhh... it has Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren. I loved Parker in Weeds!"
People might say that they are just in it for the action and don't want to think about it to much. Even the action was dull! Even the tired out of no where 'Old guys kick ass' fight porn scenes.
I like Rodger Eberts quote on the film:
It features actors that we like doing things we wish were more interesting.
I give it 1 1/2 out 5 stars. If all you are interested in is seeing a certain list of actors sleep walk through their stock set ups then, boy oh boy, is this the movie for you.