'Red 2' Trailer: Old People Are Shooting Things Again

January 18, 2013


Once again retired and ever too old for this shit, Bruce Willis nonetheless gets called back into the action of shooting guns in Red 2, as well as in every other Bruce Willis movie coming out this year. John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Brian Cox also return for the sequel, and now there's also Anthony Hopkins making up for the lost dignity of Morgan Freeman, Willis's G.I. Joe co-star Lee Byung-Hun filling in for the youthful intensity of Karl Urban, and Catherine Zeta-Jones doing her best to muster a fraction of the aggressive sexuality of Richard Dreyfuss.

This first trailer doesn't waste a lot of time getting to the denture and boner gags, but like with the first Red, somehow it all ends up being a little better than you'd think: the dentures reference is pretty subtle, and the old-guy-boner joke doesn't even make reference to Viagra. In the suddenly-flourishing world of aged comedies, that is a pretty classy move.

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