RED 2 gets its first trailer – Bruce Willis & gang are back, joined by Anthony Hopkins & Catherine Zeta-Jones

RED 2 gets its first trailer – Bruce Willis & gang are back, joined by Anthony Hopkins & Catherine Zeta-Jones

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I loved RED, not just as a comic book adaptation (which was pretty far removed from the source material) but as a fun take on action movie sterotypes. The ensemble of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban and Morgan Freeman was incredibly entertaining, and infinitely better than I think anyone expected it could be. Well they’re all back, minus Freeman and Urban (sadly), but joined by both Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones, in the appropriately titled RED 2. Oh, and Brian Cox is back from the first film, so let us not forget his endearing supporting role. Neal McDonough and Byung Hun Lee also join the group this time out. Handling directing chores this time out is Dean Parisot (GALAXY QUEST). Up until now we’ve only seen a few stills here and there, but today we get a full (and probably first of a few) trailer to give us a taste of what to expect from the sequel. Check it out below. Again, looks like the fun is there, and that’s what the first film exceeded at. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.

RED 2 opens August 2, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.