‘RED 2’ Lands Second Trailer

RED 2 has just landed a second trailer.

RED was the Bruce Willis vehicle that actually did well against The Expendables, also featuring the actor in a much smaller role. In spite of the overall hype, RED was much better received than the other, because it focused more on the humor than the action. Where The Expendables was an unintentional farce on action films, RED was made by a director who knew where he was going with it.

RED 2 is slated to hit theaters July 19, and stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard), John Malkovich (Con Air), Mary-Louise Parker (Red Dragon), Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Ocean’s Twelve), Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough.

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) in a Costco and asked to help track down a portable nuclear weapon, after which there is an order given to assassinate him.

The second trailer for RED 2 begins with the aforementioned scene. As they drive along in an old car, Boggs fills Moses in on the situation, “96 hours ago, somebody said you and I took part in an operation called ‘Nightshade’.”

Someone explains to Frank Moses and the crew in the midst of scenery involving a military plane, “In the height of the Cold War, a megaton device was smuggled into Moscow piece by piece and then reassembled. The scientist was Edward Bailey.”

We then see Anthony Hopkins in a barred cell window, no doubt meant to elicit memories of his role in The Silence of the Lambs.

The explanation continues, “He’s in an asylum for the criminally insane.”

We see Frank Moses walk into the cell in disguise as a doctor, as Edward Bailey turns, “Frank Moses, my dear fellow! Why are you so old?”

Frank replies, “You’ve been locked up here for 32 years.”

The rest of the trailer is above.

What do you think of the second trailer for RED 2?