Sunday, January 30, 2011
This movie is really a lot of fun. Bruce Willis plays a retired CIA agent who suddenly finds himself targeted for assassination, but he doesn’t know who wants him dead or what it’s all about. So he calls on fellow retired spies John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren to help him stay alive and find out who wants him dead. Mary Louise Parker plays a young woman who gets caught up in the whole mess. Stuff Blows Up Real Good. More bullets fly even than in the A-Team movie. Lots of runnin’ and fightin’ and snappy patter. It’s all over-the-top, of course, but not quite to the point of silliness. The plot isn’t really all that complicated, but it has just enough twists to keep it interesting. Mostly, though, it’s entertaining because the people on screen seem to be having a good time. Well worth watching if you haven’t seen it already.