Ultimately, it's popcorn nihilism without the big laughs that helped distract from the casual approach to life and death in 'Red'.
This is a likable, almost gentle comedy and also a violent action film about the possibility of a nuclear bomb going off in a major city.
Willis is self-evidently capable of kicking the asses of men considerably younger than himself. But at some point shouldn't he consider an alternative pastime?
No movie with this much ass-kicking should feel so lifeless.
Ridiculously action-packed and just as endearing, Red 2 is why we go to sequels despite our well-earned cynicism about studios churning them out.
It's nice to see oldsters cavorting in kaboom movies, but a little of this stuff goes a long way.
What's interesting about 'RED 2' is that, not only is it better than its predecessor, it is miles better ...
What was once engagingly silly is now much closer to insultingly dumb.
People are pumped with more bullets than those at the beginning of "Saving Private Ryan"; since they don't bleed, the MPAA considers this "family-friendly," hilariously calling it "frenetic gunplay."