If you use Netflix, or the internet, for that matter, there is a strong chance you’ve either seen or heard of a movie titled ‘Red Notice.’ It’s somewhat taken Netflix by storm, and as of now, it is the most viewed Netflix movie of all time.
Not bad bragging rights for anyone involved in the making of this film.
Blaine and I decided to give in to the hype and watch ‘Red Notice’ a few nights ago. Considering its main characters are Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, I figured it would be good.
‘Red Notice’ follows Dwayne Johnson, a supposed FBI agent, who is wrongly accused of art theft as a result of him becoming affiliated with Ryan Reynolds, a notorious art thief. The irony of the situation is that Johnson, more specifically, is a profiler for the FBI who specializes in art theft, only to find himself accused of the very thing he investigates. Gal Gadot is referred to as The Bishop in the film, the world’s best art thief, and the battle is on between her and Reynolds to steal all three of Cleopatra’s coveted golden eggs, with Dwayne tagging along, torn between helping Reynolds and arresting Gadot once and for all.
The movie is pretty funny, with some stellar one-liners being delivered by Reynolds, and his relationship with Johnson and its progression throughout the movie is pretty hilarious. There is a ton of action, and the special effects are executed well, which is always appreciated.
Personally, I found Gadot’s character to be rather irritating compared to the characters portrayed by Johnson and Reynolds. I also found the movie to have a few too many plot twists; when there are so many upheavals in one storyline, it can get a wee bit confusing, which is how I felt by the time we finished the movie.
I do recommend seeing ‘Red Notice’ if you haven’t already, and based on how this film ended, I’m thinking there will be a second installment in production pretty soon.