Two hours of stereotypical caricatures and a collection of slogans make Red Alert a stereotypical, rhythmic and repetitive experience. Bringing nothing new to the screen, Rawson’s new film Marshall Thurber is almost a rehashed Michael Bay: it forces jaded its pop culture references, turns its characters into childish villains, and weighs down the action scenes, exploring exaggerated and performative explosions in order to keep the audience’s attention. It’s corny ? Without a shadow of a doubt. But sometimes, it’s the type of entertainment that keeps a Netflix subscriber the most.
With a budget of one million dollars, Alerta Vermelho comes with the expectation that a lot of money invested also means the quality of the film. And while acclaimed filmmakers like Martin Scorsese struggle to finish their feature films, lackluster productions like this action comedy are drying up studio coffers in successive explosions that could very well have been cut in half. However, production is not a total waste. Despite being a reproduction of Squad 6 with touches of Indiana Jones, the lavish comedy draws mainstream audiences for its intensity, which offers few breaths and plenty of fight scenes.
Providing an original context that weakly attempts to unite two distinct historical periods, the film is meant to spark the adventurous momentum of the audience, but continues into a wordy narrative that goes around in circles – all while trying to surprise audiences with great-little ones. twists and turns. Its two hours are full of excess and nothing is convincing enough to engage us in the plot. But Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson intertwine well, and while the dynamics are sappy and unintuitive, the trio of actors are able to hold the audience’s attention as they juggle their mind-boggling catchphrases that they are not original, but sometimes they manage to extract a cowardly laugh.
Unpretentious, action comedy can become a waste of time for discerning moviegoers, as it can easily captivate those who have little expectation of a movie. When not taken seriously and under a huge suspension of reality, Red Alert can turn into an enjoyable cinematic experience. Could you watch something a little more substantial and a lot better? Obviously. But when a movie is so bad it’s guilty pleasure, who are we to judge?
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