The first two acts of the film are confusing, kind of hard to follow, and a bit aimless, but the third act does its best to redeem it.
It’s been a long time since I reviewed RED,** so I kind of forgot the dynamics between the characters. This film almost expects you to already be extremely familiar with them though, in a “We hope you watched the first one immediately before coming to the theater to see this one” sort of way.
**Always read old reviews at your own risk.
I love the look of the opening credits, the transitions whenever the story switches to a new country, and the closing credits.
Costco shows up so early that it’s actually the very first thing shown in the movie after the opening credits. That scene and the Papa John’s scene later in the film felt incredibly shoehorned in, and there was plenty of other stuff spread throughout as well.
I loved the original, but this one didn’t quite do it for me.