|09.29.10||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010|
Kind of surprised that this wasn't a secret screening. Either way, it was fun to get to see something early and tell people at work about. Luckily, I liked it and had a good time with it. Fun popcorn action movie. I only remember having one problem with it, which involves spoilers so beware.
why was there nothing after the end credits!? The movie sets up perfectly that helen mirren deliberately shoots morgan freeman in a non-lethal place but they never bring it back at all. Either it's a huge missed opportunity in which case it sucks because it's lame to give Morgan Freeman such a messy and random death, or they're really confident that they get to make a RED 2: Even REDder which is pretty damn ballsy and maybe kind of cool. Maybe. Probably still crap though. I couldn't've cared less when Adam Green mentioned having Hatchet 2 all written out while shooting Hatchet 1 and that's why we see the chainsaw in the first movie or whatever (whether it's in the first movie or not, what's a fully-functional gas-powered belt sander doing in the middle of a swamp?) and if I liked Hatchet 1 enough to remember it I probably would've been irked at all the unresolved stuff they made me wait for. So bad move, RED. You should've had Freeman pop up after the credits.
Other than that, I liked it. Good fun. Kind of a palate-cleanser from all the rape and subtitles and whatnot.