Monday, November 22, 2010

Retired: Extremely Dangerous


Written by: Jon & Erich Hoeber (screenplay) Warren Ellis & Cully Hammer (comic)

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Released: October 15, 2010

Rating: PG-13

Summary: When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.

Yet another movie that I went to go see with my mum, but it was definitely a good one to see. I mean, with a stellar cast like this – Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren – it could have gone downhill very quickly like a lot of the recent star-studded movies recently have, but this movie was the perfect combination of amazingness from all corners.

The plot itself was cute (ok, not the right wording, but I’m sticking with it) and entertaining with the right amount of explosions and romance along with the suspense and kick-ass goodness. I mean, being one of the best CIA agents, forced into retirement, only to be hunted because you’re “too dangerous” and all the while having your love interest dragging along behind you in order to save her life; I wish my life was that exciting. As is, this was great to watch and there were times where I was on the edge of my seat.

The script was beautifully crafted and it didn’t have any jumpy moments like some action flicks can have. It flowed so well and incorporated flashbacks beautifully into the current action. Plus, the story itself was great and fresh while appealing to both guys and girls. I mean, my mum really enjoyed the movie and so did I, so there you go.

I’m giving this movie an 8/10 and I would highly suggest that if you’re older that you go and see it. Though it’s only a PG-13 rating, it is all older actors and actresses, so I know that not all younger people would appreciate that; there’s not any eye-candy at all.

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