The film, with Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, premieres on the streaming platform on Friday, November 12 after being in theaters.
Red alert It has all the ingredients to have a very fun movie session. It has some of the most sought-after actors of the moment, its script has come from the hand of an old acquaintance of comedy and starts from a very suggestive premise. It seems that the mix has worked, because the viewers who have already been able to see it give it a great note. This changes, however, when we talk about the critics, who have not been so good with the film. What do one and the other defend? Let’s see it.
Red alert stars Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, three of the biggest names in the industry today. The group could not have worked together, but it does so thanks to a friendship behind the cameras that they manage to transfer their characters. “When we got to the set of Red alert there was already trust, there was no ego between us and there was a lot of love. We became an older couple, with their little fights and anger, and of course, having a great time, “says Johnson of his relationship with Reynolds.
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At the head of the project is Rawson Marshall Thurber, known of the genre. In his long career he has written and directed films such as Matter of balls, which over the years has become a comedy classic, or We are the Miller, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis’ tape about a fake family of drug dealers. Misfits in a dodgeball tournament, a group of strangers touring the United States with a huge shipment of weed … Thurber is an expert in finding humor in the most grotesque situations and Red alert do it again.
Viewers who have already seen it highlight those surprising plot twists and chemistry between the actors. On average, they give it an A and a lot of stars. “I loved all the twists and turns. Surprise ending!” Says one user. “Good action movie. It keeps you wondering who is the good guy and who is the bad guy,” adds another.
It also works as a tribute to the great robbery tapes. The director assures that he has been inspired by films that he loves, such as The Thomas Crown Affair, Ocean’s Eleven, Risky lies, The search, Raiders of the lost ark… “I wanted to put all of that together in a movie and put a great bond on it. This is my love letter to a couple of different genres that I like”Thurber declares. And that’s how the public sees it. “I loved the different tribute references throughout the movie. The quotes, the songs, and some of the scenes reminded me of my favorite movies,” says one user.
The specialized press is another story. The general opinion is that it does not contribute new ideas and that its high budget does not translate into a great result. Many agree that it is not the best film of its protagonists, but there are also those who say it clearly: “Enjoy Red alert as pure entertainment for the eyes, but don’t expect more than that. “
Red alert premieres on Netflix on November 12 after its passage in theaters. While you wait, you can hang out with other action movies on the streaming platform.
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