RED NOTICE MOVIE REVIEW
Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, all huge marquee stars, somehow all show up for this Netflix original film as the main characters. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber, had worked before with Johnson on “Central Intelligence” and “Skyscraper”, so that explains him, but with Reynolds and Gadot …did they SEE those movies? In this caper film, Johnson plays a FBI agent who gets put in prison when it’s believed that he was involved with the theft of a precious Egyptian jeweled egg. He finds himself reluctantly teamed up with a thief (Ryan Reynolds) who was after it and two more like it in order to beat ANOTHER thief (Gal Gadot) to the prize. Filled with double and triple crosses and globe-trotting adventure, this seems like something that could be fun. Is it worth it? We talk to our resident art thieves Rae, Bradly, and Chad to see if this movie is a masterpiece or something that hangs in a doctor’s office for all eternity.
DIRECTED BY: Rawson Marshall Thurber
STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ritu Arya, Ivan Mbakop, Vincenzo Amato, Rafael Petardi, Daniel Bernhardt, Ed Sheeran
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
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