RED 2 – Summit Entertainment – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD
Director: Dean Parisot
Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker,Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren. Full cast + crew

RED 2′s biggest crime is being totally acceptable. And as we all know, that’s not really a crime, anyway. It’s tough be a movie that’s likeable enough in a world where everything has to be the greatest thing ever or the worst film ever made. It seems there’s rarely any consideration given to the middle territory, and if something does fall there, people tend to assume it’s more bad than it is good. In the case of RED 2, it’s just… average. The cast is great, but the characters themselves are pretty thin. The action is fine, but never particularly memorable. It’s a fine, Sunday afternoon kind of a movie.

Special Features: Not a lot, really. There are a few deleted scenes, a short gag reel, and a broad roundup of featurettes about the cast.


Other Notable New Releases

Today sees the release of three very different movies that all have one thing in common: they’re not very good. But if you’re a fan of the actors you may want to check them out. Getaway is a bad, generic action movie. It’s that simple. If you’re an obsessive fan of Selena Gomez, or even Ethan Hawke, have at it. If not, you should just move along. If you want to know the story of the early days of Steve Jobs and Apple, then rent The Pirates of Silicon Valley. If you want to see Ashton Kutcher do a pretty good Steve Jobs impersonation, rent Jobs. And if you want to see Lindsay Lohan get naked and cry a lot, rent The Canyons.

As for the rest of the week, there’s not a lot coming out, presumably because studios know consumers are saving their money for Black Friday sales instead of new releases. But, preexisting fans of any of the following may want to know they have the option to upgrade to Blu-ray now: Knightriders, Wolf Children, Day of the Animals, Zatoichi.


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