Red Notice (2021)

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds

The trailer looked interesting, so I was going to see it although I am not a big Reynolds fan, The Rock is okay in some films. I thought the film would have a Where in the world is Carmen Santiago feel to it and I remember a cartoon about her that was fun.

In the times of Cleopatra, she was given three bejeweled eggs as a gift. Two of the eggs were found years later leaving the third egg lost. They are worth a lot and two thieves want to find the three eggs to earn a reward. Agent Hartley was framed and now is forced to work with one of the thieves to arrest the one known as The Bishop and clear his name.

I will give my opinion without going into plot specifics to avoid spoiling it for those who have not seen it yet. Where it worked for me was the action sequences, the first persecution was so well filmed and was entertaining and that pattern kept going in the rest of the movie in terms of action sequences. It was a fun movie, there were a few scenes that were not necessary in my opinion but overall it was a fun film. Where it did not work for me was the excessive comedy, mainly Reynold’s character.

Like I said I enjoyed the film except for Reynold’s performance. I think the character could have been different and maybe allow Ryan to do something different. I guess they did it that way because he has his audience, but I am one of the few who does not like Deadpool. Johnson and Gadot are good enough for what the film required.

It is not a masterpiece, but at the same time, it was a fun movie.

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