Gadot shines in awkward ‘Red Notice’ – movie review

Gal Gadot saves the day in Red notice, the Netflix movie about art thieves that will be released on November 12. It is not his character, a master art thief named Bishop (a name that is never explained, makes no sense, and suggests a very different conception of point paper), but Gadot herself. Her sexy presence, energy, and the skintight red dress (featured in pretty much every publicity shot in the film) that looks so good elevate what is a tired, formulated festival of cliches designed to amuse TV addicts at something. intermittently entertaining. His co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson are good jocks, and no one is taking this too seriously, but just because the cast is letting audiences know they’re in on the joke doesn’t make the movie funny.

Only Gadot has enough star quality to make Red notice shine for a few moments, but to be honest, if I hadn’t been reviewing the movie, I would have turned it off long before she made her first entry. Much has been made of the fact that this movie reportedly had the highest budget of all Netflix movies, up to $ 200 million. When you see it, you will guess they spent a lot of it on salaries and you will see that a lot of it went to stunts, but you will wish more was spent on the script.

The film is a pastiche of a dozen other films, notably the Indiana Jones series. The theft of art on the screen is usually fun, as it is not violent or cruel. (If you want to see a really funny movie on this topic, try the 1999 version of The Thomas Crown Affair, with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.) Red notice, which was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, is trying to bring back the genre of pleasurable action movies, now that James Bond (spoiler alert) has gotten in touch with his sensitive side in No time to die, which is not what most of us want in a Bond movie. Netflix has often stepped in in the past to give us movies that we can actually enjoy in a way that Hollywood studios can’t seem to handle anymore, but Red notice it is a clumsy failure.

The plot tells the story of a plan to find and steal three jeweled eggs that Marc Antony gave to Cleopatra, to give to a sheikh who wants them as a wedding gift for his daughter. Reynolds plays Nolan Booth, an art thief who lives in a beautiful tropical resort, and Johnson is John Hartley, an FBI profiler who travels the world and doesn’t seem to know that the FBI handles American crimes. Much of the movie is a buddy comedy, as these two fight. The bishop (Gadot) is an art thief who easily convinces us that he is much smarter than the two men and that he appears at various points. She looks great dancing at a fancy party and hitting her co-stars in a clip that was released to promote the movie and is certainly the highlight.

Red notice It features locations in Italy, Russia, Spain, and elsewhere, but was primarily held in Atlanta, when their Italian locations were closed at the start of the pandemic, when we think of China and Italy as the countries primarily affected by the coronavirus.

Cast member Gal Gadot attends the premiere of the film ” Red Notice ” in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 3, 2021. (Credit: REUTERS / MARIO ANZUONI)

The movie’s attempts at humor are pretty weak, although there is an Ed Sheeran joke at the end of the movie that works well and there are references to classic movies like Preston Sturges. Sullivan’s Travels that moviegoers will appreciate.

But clumsy outweigh smart. When Johnson manages to beat Reynolds, Reynolds says, “Little and cunning, where did you learn that? School profile? and Johnson responds, “High school.”

At another point, the two engage in this exchange:

Reynolds: Do you love me?

Johnson: I hate you … I’m a good guy, but sometimes I do bad things … Let’s take the egg and get out of here.

Reynolds: You don’t want to talk about what just happened?

Johnson: What are you talking about?

Reynolds: Our moment. We only had a moment.

Johnson: We didn’t have a moment.

It’s hard to imagine someone over the age of 10 not getting impatient with a replica like this. The millions of Gal Gadot fans around the world who will tune in will no doubt fast-forward to scenes featuring their favorite star, which is the big plus of seeing this at home and not on the big screen.

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