‘Red’ Trailer Features Oscar-Winning Actors With Machine Guns

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:29 pm,

Red Red Trailer Features Oscar Winning Actors With Machine Guns

Is there a more refreshing way to start the day than with something bizarrely cool that you never imagined you would ever see?  Maybe, but I’ve already watched the first teaser trailer for the comic book movie Red, so the damage has been done.

Red is based on a short-lived DC comic book series of the same name and stars Bruce Willis as Frank Moses, a former black-ops agent who is trying (but failing) to enjoy his retirement.  When the CIA decides that he is too big a risk to leave alive, Frank sets out to reassemble his old team of operatives in order to fight to survive.

The members of Frank’s former unit are played by the likes of Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight), John Malkovich (Transformers 3), and Dame Helen Mirren.  Yes, you heard right – the four-time Academy-Award nominee (and winner for her starring turn in The Queen) gets to play a machine gun-wielding hit woman.

Mirren has starred in mainstream Hollywood fare in the past (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) and will continue to do so in the future (Legend of the Guardians).  But seriously – watch the trailer below and tell me there’s nothing strange about the sight of her destroying a car via immense firepower.

There’s nothing particularly innovative about most of the footage shown in the Red teaser.  Freeman has done several silly action movies in the past; this isn’t the first time Willis has played a former hit man disillusioned by the quiet life (see: The Whole Nine Yards); and Malkovich, well, anyone who had the misfortune of watching him in idiotic fare like Eragon or Jonah Hex knows that he’s been hamming it up for years now.

Do I think the sight of Mirren blowing away her enemies between bouts of tea and cookies will make Red worth the price of admission?  Is it sad that I want to say yes?

What do you think?  Does Red look like a fun action pic?  What do you make of Mirren with a gun?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Red will arrive in theaters in the U.S. on October 15th, 2010.

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  1. Y O W Z A !!!!!

    Rockin’ sockin’ old people! I’ll be there…..with my Geritol in tow and my adult diapers hiked up!

    Y O W Z A !!!!!

  2. Woah, didn’t expect that! haha looks like a fun action movie :)

  3. Not to mention:

    Ernest Borgnine
    Karl Urban
    and I had to check IMDB for this one as it looked like him getting slapped..
    Richard Dreyfuss

    • Aknot- Good point. The only reason I didn’t mention them was because I was mildly dazed from watching Dame Helen Mirren wield some serious firepower- I think. ;)

      • :D yeah kind of like seeing Betty White play football in that Snickers commercial… My son gets a kick out of that and the Aretha Franklin one.

        I need to show him this one.

    • Good supporting cast: I hope they’re all given some decent screen time. This looks like it could be more fun than The Losers, and an armed-to-the-teeth Helen Mirren has to be worth it.

      • More fun than The Losers? Well, that’s a pretty low standard to try to meet, lol.

        • I haven’t actually seen that yet, just thought the comic-based storyline of betrayed Special Forces/ex-CIA types looked vaguely similar. Was it really that bad then?

  4. Seeing Mirren cock that gun was really funny !! Kind of like Judy Dench in the Chronicles of Riddick..It looks like it has potential to be enjoyable though..

  5. Well, Bruce Willis stars, so you know I’m watching it, lol.

  6. Dame Helen Mirren: Hollywoods next Bada$$ :)


  8. Who cares if the trailer is generic as hell, next to The Expendables, this could be the best WTF action movie ever!

  9. Looks great! Not sure why the sullen tone of the article. It actually does look refreshing. Great cast as well. Giddy up!

  10. Helen Mirren in an action movie. Awesome.

    I hope this lives up to the trailer.


  11. Yes indeed, this movie looks to have “fun” written all over it.Helen Mirren packing guns and giving karate chops to the neck(snickering). Tight.

  12. Did no one see Shadowboxer?? This isn’t the first time Helen Mirren has blown someone away

  13. Wow

    I need to go reread the comics which I loved. I don’t remember the tone being as ‘light’ as they portray it in the trailer. I was VERY excited about this movie as the comic was exemplary…..

    This makes me kinda nervous……

  14. Mirren does it for me alone .
    I love the fact that since she won her Oscar, she seems to just be having FUN!

    • I like her already. Other actors after winning or being nominated get all snobbish and stuck up about themselves. She just seems happy and grateful she won and is having fun now. I like her, lol.

  15. Nice to see folks in my age group causing mayhem. I just hope they target a few “Leaf blowers”…damn, I HATE those annoying devices…not those who operate them though…Looks like it will be a real blast! Can’t wait to see it!

  16. Looks like an ordinary cop-type movie.

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