Okay, we get why there’s a sequel to “Red” — it made just under $200 million worldwide. But seriously, do you remember anything about that movie? Have you been itching for a sequel? In what might be the most unnecessary sequel of 2013 (and yes, that includes “300: Rise Of An Empire“), “Red 2” is coming.
Putting on his sequel hat once again, Bruce Willis (and most of the original cast, with some additions like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins) reprises his role as a black ops CIA agent, only this time, he’s the target! Interpol wants him dead and the always stunning and badass Helen Mirren is hunting him down. John Malkovich is back to quirk it up along with Mary-Louise Parker, and few explosions later here we are. We guess it doesn’t look terrible, so much as just kind of mindless and bland — the kind of movie (like the original “Red”) you’ll watch, perhaps enjoy in the moment for what it is, and then promptly forget it exists. Shrug.
“Red 2” opens on August 2nd.