Red Notice Review
Here’s my Red Notice review which is now streaming on Netflix and stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. Its directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber!
Netflix offers up a good action flick starring Hollywood’s bankable actors namely Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman). It’s pretty much a movie starring Wonder Woman, Black Adam and Deadpool. All of them are on a quest to find Cleopatra’s fabled eggs which is worth millions. Reynolds plays Nolan Booth, # 2 art thief in the world who gets in the sights of FBI profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson). Booth gets captured by Hartley with a little help from the mysterious entity called “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). All hell breaks lose when they scramble to find the third egg.
If Hobbs and Shaw and Reynolds’ cameo there said anything, you would know that it would be a good combination to see these two Hollywood A-Listers going on an crime caper film together with Gadot joining in to complicate.
To be honest, while there’s just a good glitter with the star power they provided it doesn’t feel like a really strong action movie. It feels like it was hastily assembled and then they banked on the appeal of these stars as well as Ryan Reynold’s gift of gab to bring the movie forward.
The amount of action for the film was very satisfying; there’s even a hint of Indiana Jones mixed with a little James Bond here and there for this film. Also I can’t help but think of the Deadpool vs Cable scene from Deadpool 2 where the two characters fight and eventually break out of prison.
From a story standpoint, it wasn’t that good but it wasn’t that bad too. Some scenes and plot points were very predictable to be honest. Still, that was such a nice twist at the end of the movie but its not “mindblowing”.
It’s also refreshing to see Gal Gadot play a villain and if there’s any indication she could do good in the next film she’s playing a villain in which is the live-adaptation of Snow White.
For this Red Notice review, I’m lukewarm with the movie. The action is competent, the stars are awesome but the other stuff was just meh. Still it is an enjoyable movie that’s worth streaming once but not re-watching all over again.
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