Red poster

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Red

DMAE Film Series 

DMC Theater

LSU , Digital Media Center (DMC), Baton Rouge

7:00 pm

Film Title: RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous)

Where: Digital Media Center Theatre

Digital Media Arts & Engineering and Cultural Computing at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, is happy to present RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 7:00 PM, at the LSU Digital Media Center Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The showing is free, open to all and seating is on a first come first serve basis - so come early to guarantee a good seat. Please remember that no drinks or food are allowed in the theatre.

Plot Summary

“Pension-age suburbanite Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) wakes up to a volley of fire from masked hitmen, and as he deals with them one by one, he realises his retirement is going to take a violent detour. The title stands for ‘retired, extremely dangerous’, and this knockabout action comedy is a boisterous, getting-the-band-back-together movie as Frank assembles a crew of trigger-happy oldsters (John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox) to uncover why his distinguished, black-ops past is coming back to haunt him. It’s a charming mess, rescued by the knowing gusto of the acting. Beneath its light exterior is not only a neat, if unsubtle, political undercurrent but a rebellious streak about how the allure of firing an RPG outweighs the prospect of retirement.” - David Jenkins, Time Out

Relevance

Red is an action-comedy film inspired by the Homage’s comic book of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. The movie was shot in and around Toronto for 10 weeks and moved to New Orleans in the French Quarter for the final two weeks of filming. Additional photography was shot for the credit sequence in Louisiana. The Visual Effects was done by several studios including Saints VFX in Louisiana, CIS, Zoic and Method Studios in Vancouver. The movie is replete with special effect scenes from chase scenes, helicopter scenes, rocket launchers and a large list of explosive visual effects. CG have given film makers the ability to treat comic book subject matter more seriously as unreal powers can be believably delivered with the aid of computer graphics. Red continues a tradition that includes Batman, Blade, Hellboy, V for Vendetta and 300 to name a few.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is on a first come first serve basis, so come early to guarantee a good seat. Please remember that no drinks or food are allowed in the theatre.