Star cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stream Platform: Netflix
Ratings: 3.5/5 (three stars)
On a budget by around $200 million Red Notice is the most expensive movie Netflix has produced in its history. It is expected to be one of the biggest of this year hits and the company is probably already thinking about developing a multi-movie franchise. What is it? An box office success in the make go. A few weeks ago we even had the Tudum event where: Red Notice was undoubtedly one of the protagonists.
Red Notice Review: The Story
When Interpol issues a Red Alert – the highest order for the world’s most wanted criminals – John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) the FBI’s top criminologist, works on the case. His international quest puts him at the heart of a risky heist where he is forced to team up with the world’s greatest art thief, Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds), to capture the bishop (Gal Gadot), the most wanted art thief. of the planet. The fast-paced adventure takes the trio around the world: to a dance floor, a remote prison, deep in the jungle and, worst of all, in constant mutual company.
The film is directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (A spy and a half, The skyscraper), and the production is by: Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (of Seven Bucks Productions), Flynn Picture Co. (Beau Flynn) and Bad Version, Inc. (Turber). Red Notice is a stylish cat-and-mouse game (and another cat) for everyone.
The assessment and analysis
And is that ‘Red Notice’ is very similar to the average film of Johnson as an action hero and Reynolds as a sympathetic charlatan. There is no room for deception and it can be said to deliver what it promises, with the incentive that both dynamics alternate so that the fatigue effect is caused by the adventure itself it proposes or by having seen them in similar roles in maybe too many Sometimes, never finish the story.
That prompts Johnson to bring more conviction into the action sequences, and Reynolds makes us laugh with the barrage of jokes he unleashes throughout the film—the funniest being probably one at the expense of Vin Diesel—. That’s where Gadot’s sporadic appearances add a spark to turn things upside down when the movie needs it, so there’s just more story to tell. In addition, you are can see he enjoys a more playful role a feeling he knows how to convey to the audience.
So what’s wrong with ‘Red Notice’ if those two are compliant and complementary, while being a very effective destabilizing factor? Well, I’m afraid anything else is closer to a low-profile action movie with a dash of adventure cinema than to a lively show that will keep you glued to the armchair or couch at home. The movie isn’t about reinventing the genre. In fact, we find many of the clichés of this type of film. But it’s no problem either. Everything works as it should. Ryan Reynolds plays Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson of The Rock, and Gal Gadot also plays himself in a comedy heist movie that appears to serve as an introduction to a new franchise.
There is a part that takes place in a Russian prison, one of the robberies takes place in the house of a millionaire, in the last part we arrive in the Argentine jungle. But the main attraction is this particular trio composed by Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
The last words
Red Notice is pure entertainment, Action and predatory cinema that manages to keep its head above water thanks to its protagonists. A fun movie that will do its job. The jokes of Ryan Reynolds, the presence of Dwayne Johnson and the elegance of Gal Gadot make Red Notice an adventure film that doesn’t invent anything, but somehow we don’t want to stop watching.