If you don’t remember Red, that’s because—apart from a scene where Helen Mirren uses a machine gun—the movie just wasn’t all that memorable. Yes, the reviews were mostly positive and the word of mouth was fairly strong, but few people left the theatre thinking, “I need to see a sequel to that as soon as possible.”
Well, guess what? Red made $200 million worldwide, so a sequel is what we’re getting. This time, Helen Mirren uses a sniper rifle rather than a machine gun. Like the original, it looks like it might be mildly diverting.