The first trailer for Summit Entertainment’s DC Comics-inspired Red starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren is here and it’s unusually funny for a film based on ex-CIA agents whom have been marked for death.
I suppose the idea of typically regal Helen Mirren firing off machine guns and beating people up is somewhat comical in an of itself. Director Robert Schwentke has taken the laughs a step further with Bruce Willis cracking jokes while in a life-and-death struggle with an assailant.
Maybe these are the only comical scenes in the film; who knows? It’s clear Summit is playing up the laughs with the snappy music and trailer scene selection. So rather than a straight edgy adaptation of the graphic novel, Red is looking more like another action/comedy like Knight and Day, The Losers, The A-Team, etc.