Netflix has their next attempt at a “blockbuster.” They are trying to get all of star power in one movie. Mega bucks, assemble.

An Interpol agent tracks the world’s most wanted art thief.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Staring: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot
Streaming: Netflix
Release Date: November 12, 2021

We have a potential mindless action blockbuster from the minds and producers of Netflix. Red Notice stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, all of whom are due to make over 20 million dollar for their potential roles. Those prices are part of the movie’s 200 million dollar budget, which is Netflix’s biggest budget yet for a feature movie.

Red Notice seems to be a word-scaping comedy action romper with the wits and comedy that seemingly only The Rock and Reynolds can bring. Johnson plays agent John Hartley, a man dedicated to catching reckless thieves of high art and class. Based off the opening portion of the preview, it seems safe to say that Hartley and Nolan Booth (Reynolds), team up to try and take down the charming but notorious Sarah Black (Gal Gadot).

Black kicks the butt out of Booth and Hartley at least once, but we immediately get the bounce back scene for the heroes in a prison where they are violently breaking out.

Red Notice seems to have all the climates one could want; the smooth and silky, the cold wasteland and the tropical heat. There is a literal scene in a colosseum with a bull but the dusty grime is contrasted with the elegance of a gala dance.

Am I slightly worried that Red Notice will just be a series of set pieces? Yes. The story may be stitched together, and it is up to the charisma of the stars to ensure that the cracks and seams aren’t too large.

The director of Red Notice is Rawson Marshall Thurber and he seems to be hand picked by The Rock. They have made Central Intelligence (2016) and Skyscraper (2018). Comedy is his forte becuase his best two movies are Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and We’re The Millers (2013). Actually, I sand corrected. His best work is Terry Tate, Office Linebacker (2004). that is one of the greatest short films of all time.

Red Notice comes out on Netflix on Friday, November 12.


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