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* ATeamFiring: Whenever the protagonists face policemen or Secret Service agents. Reaches ludicrous heights with the scene in [[spoiler:Moldova, where an entire platoon of soldiers, in a double file horizontal firing line, can't even nick Moses or Boggs]].
** Of course, [[spoiler: we aren't given any information on that operation. The team could have replaced the army's ammunition with blanks, for a all we know.]]



** Signed off on by Warren Ellis himself, since the comic is so short that he said it could maybe be a forty-minute film... if it had a musical number.
* AdvertisedExtra: Arguably Catherine Zeta Jones in the sequel.

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** Signed off on by Warren Ellis Creator/WarrenEllis himself, since the comic is so short that he said it could maybe be a forty-minute film... if it had a musical number.
* AdvertisedExtra: Arguably Catherine Zeta Jones in the sequel.
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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very much justified. (Frank framed him as a traitor and essentially ruined his life, not that he didn't have his reasons for doing so)]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Red mercury, which is the primary component of [[spoiler:Nightshade, which gives the bomb the power of a nuclear device without the radiation.]]



* ATeamFiring: Whenever the protagonists face policemen or Secret Service agents. Reaches ludicrous heights with the scene in [[spoiler:Moldova, where an entire platoon of soldiers, in a double file horizontal firing line, can't even nick Moses or Boggs]].
** Of course, [[spoiler: we aren't given any information on that operation. The team could have replaced the army's ammunition with blanks, for a all we know.]]
* AuthorAppeal: You can see WarrenEllis' fingerprints all over the script in the form of [[CloudCuckoolander Marvin Boggs]] - an [[CrazyAwesome utterly lethal]] and brilliant yet batshit insane drug-addled conspiracy freak ''[[TheCuckoolanderWasRight who is right about EVERY SINGLE ONE]] [[ProperlyParanoid of his paranoid freakouts.]]'' All that's missing is some cool tattoos, smoking, and some [[NanoMachines nanotech]] implants and you'd have every single one of Ellis' "heroes" crammed into Creator/JohnMalkovich. Who is the [[EnsembleDarkHorse most memorable part]] of all the awesome things around him.

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* ATeamFiring: Whenever the protagonists face policemen or Secret Service agents. Reaches ludicrous heights with the scene in [[spoiler:Moldova, where an entire platoon of soldiers, in a double file horizontal firing line, can't even nick Moses or Boggs]].
AuthorAppeal:
** Of course, [[spoiler: we aren't given any information on that operation. The team could have replaced the army's ammunition with blanks, for a all we know.]]
* AuthorAppeal:
You can see WarrenEllis' Creator/WarrenEllis' fingerprints all over the script in the form of [[CloudCuckoolander Marvin Boggs]] - an [[CrazyAwesome utterly lethal]] and brilliant yet batshit insane drug-addled conspiracy freak ''[[TheCuckoolanderWasRight who is right about EVERY SINGLE ONE]] [[ProperlyParanoid of his paranoid freakouts.]]'' All that's missing is some cool tattoos, smoking, and some [[NanoMachines nanotech]] implants and you'd have every single one of Ellis' "heroes" crammed into Creator/JohnMalkovich. Who is the [[EnsembleDarkHorse most memorable part]] of all the awesome things around him.



* BadAssInANiceSuit: Cooper in the first film, Han in the sequel.

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* %%* BadAssInANiceSuit: Cooper in the first film, Han in the sequel.Cooper.



** Stealing Han's plane in the sequel makes him want to ''hurt'' you before he kills you.
* {{BFG}}: Victoria's .50 cal machine gun.

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* {{BFG}}:
** Stealing Han's plane in the sequel makes him want to ''hurt'' you before he kills you.
* {{BFG}}:
Victoria's .50 cal machine gun.



** Han tops it with his minigun.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst:
** In terms of the film's core crew, subverted, then [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted via HeroicSacrifice for Joe]].
** Inverted in ''Red 2'', where the black {{Mook}} is the last one Frank kills at the Yankee White building.

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** Han tops it with his minigun.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst:
**
BlackDudeDiesFirst: In terms of the film's core crew, subverted, then [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted via HeroicSacrifice for Joe]].
** Inverted in ''Red 2'', where the black {{Mook}} is the last one Frank kills at the Yankee White building.
Joe]].



** In the sequel, Han seems to ''really enjoy'' beating the crap out of people.
** Also in the sequel, Jack Horton seems to truly find sadistic glee and satisfaction when his job involves beating up, torturing, or killing people.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Dr. Bailey. Though he does his fair share of front-stabbing too.]]



** Han beats the crap out of policemen with the door of a store fridge.



* ConcealmentEqualsCover: The [[spoiler: Secret Service's]] cars. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], seeing as how they are the ''[[spoiler: Secret Service's]]'' cars and are armored in real life - and subverted, as [[spoiler:a M2 Browning works just fine when the crew wants to rip them apart.]]

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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: ConcealmentEqualsCover:
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The [[spoiler: Secret Service's]] cars. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], seeing as how they are the ''[[spoiler: Secret Service's]]'' cars and are armored in real life - and subverted, as [[spoiler:a M2 Browning works just fine when the crew wants to rip them apart.]]



** Averted in the sequel, where Han's minigun ''shreds'' cars and stone statues to pieces.
* ContinuityNod: At Marvin's [[spoiler:funeral]], Frank mentions how the mission they performed in Moldova at the end of the first film made Marvin a national hero there.



** Han vs. a whole bunch of policemen in Moscow in the sequel.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Played with Cooper, who is savvy enough to understand that [[spoiler: the fire is only a ruse and orders all supposed injured checked at the exit but is still duped when Frank knocks out the firefighter, takes his clothes, and carries him outside]].
** Marvin Boggs has something... ''odd''... going on after being dosed with LSD for eleven years. But that doesn't mean he's not ProperlyParanoid.
** Also played with in the sequel. Jack Horton thinks he is this, but still gets duped by [[spoiler: Bailey.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
**
Played with Cooper, who is savvy enough to understand that [[spoiler: the fire is only a ruse and orders all supposed injured checked at the exit but is still duped when Frank knocks out the firefighter, takes his clothes, and carries him outside]].
outside]].
** Marvin Boggs has something... ''odd''... going on after being dosed with LSD for eleven years. But that doesn't mean he's not ProperlyParanoid. \n** Also played with in the sequel. Jack Horton thinks he is this, but still gets duped by [[spoiler: Bailey.]]



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Cynthia Wilkes.]]

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* %%* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Cynthia Wilkes.]]



* DualTonfas: Han in the sequel does an improvised variant of this at one point.



* EnemyMine: In ''Red 2'', Frank manages to convince [[spoiler:Han]], who was sent to assassinate him, to join forces in order to stop the BigBad.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Cooper, he's on the phone talking to his wife about his children while moving around a hotel room planting evidence. Then he ''hangs a guy.'' Then he accepts a mission to kill Frank.

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* EnemyMine: In ''Red 2'', Frank manages to convince [[spoiler:Han]], who was sent to assassinate him, to join forces in order to stop the BigBad.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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The first time we see Cooper, he's on the phone talking to his wife about his children while moving around a hotel room planting evidence. Then he ''hangs a guy.'' Then he accepts a mission to kill Frank.



** When we first see Han, he is going in to an extremely high security building where he is literally stripped of all of his clothes and equipment in order to get close to his target, and manages to assassinate him with a folded picture ( that the target gave him! ) and waltzes out of the building without anybody realizing what had happened.



* FakingTheDead: Marvin starts the sequel by warning Frank someone is coming after them, then apparently blowing himself up.
-->'''Sarah:''' ''[at Marvin's funeral]'' He looks so lifelike...\\
'''Frank:''' That's because he's ''not dead''. He does this ''all the time''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Bailey]] in the sequel [[spoiler:still seems rather polite even after he's stopped ObfuscatingInsanity]].
* FemmeFatale: Katja in the sequel.



* FlatWhat: {{Implied}}. Frank, Marvin and Katja clearly have this look on their face when Sarah manages to persuade The Frog to help them by simply begging him.
* FlippingTheBird:
** The Frog does this to Sara and Boggs in the sequel while they are stuck in their car. [[spoiler:Then he is hit by Frank's car]].
** Marvin gives the SpySatellite that he ''knows'' is watching him the finger.
* FootFocus: In ''Red 2'', Victoria is laying down covering fire with her sniper rifle - while Ivan rhapsodizes about how her toes curl as she pulls the trigger.
* TheFunInFuneral: At Marvin's funeral in ''Red 2'', not only does Frank go on about how the government doped him with LSD, but stabs a needle into Marvin's hand because he's completely convinced Marvin is faking it. Which he is.
* GatlingGood: Han in the sequel uses a machinegun against Frank and Marvin when he's ''really'' angry.

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* FlatWhat: {{Implied}}. Frank, Marvin and Katja clearly have this look on their face when Sarah manages to persuade The Frog to help them by simply begging him.
* FlippingTheBird:
** The Frog does this to Sara and Boggs in the sequel while they are stuck in their car. [[spoiler:Then he is hit by Frank's car]].
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FlippingTheBird: Marvin gives the SpySatellite that he ''knows'' is watching him the finger.
* FootFocus: In ''Red 2'', Victoria is laying down covering fire with her sniper rifle - while Ivan rhapsodizes about how her toes curl as she pulls the trigger.
* TheFunInFuneral: At Marvin's funeral in ''Red 2'', not only does Frank go on about how the government doped him with LSD, but stabs a needle into Marvin's hand because he's completely convinced Marvin is faking it. Which he is.
* GatlingGood: Han in the sequel uses a machinegun against Frank and Marvin when he's ''really'' angry.
finger.



* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Victoria and her wonderful arsenal of automatic weapons.

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* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: GirlWithPsychoWeapon:
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Victoria and her wonderful arsenal of automatic weapons.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: In ''Red 2'', Victoria is trying to bypass the electronic lock on a door leading to a secret prison wing. When she can't manage it, Frank simply knocks on the door, causing the guard on the other side to ''open it'' and complain about how they're not following standard protocol. He realizes his mistake a bit too late, of course.



* GunsAkimbo: Both Han (as expected of a Hong Kong-based BadAss) and Victoria get to do this in the sequel.



** To an even less degree in the sequel. [[spoiler: Horton appears to truly enjoy his work of murdering and torturing to get the information he needs. However he appears to truly believe he is defending America and appears horrified when he learns about the weapon later in the film.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler:Han, who ends up being VitriolicBestBuds with Frank.]]



-->(Marvin shoots the BiggerBad in the head after Frank had already killed him)\\

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-->(Marvin shoots the BiggerBad main villain in the head after Frank had already killed him)\\



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the sequel, this is [[spoiler:how Frank ultimately defeated Bailey and his Nightshade bomb, by discreetly leaving it on Bailey's plane so that when it blew up, it took Bailey with it.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each of the titles of the score album [[FunWithAcronyms contains the acronym RED.]] Examples include "Retired Extremely Dangerous", "Rapidly, Executioners Destroyed", "[[GratuitousSpanish Revenge Es Delicioso]]", etc.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHim: Victoria to Sara: "So if you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods." Softened by Sarah's reaction: "Oh... wow... Okay" while nodding agreeably.
** Also somewhat subverted by the fact Victoria herself has no romantic designs on Frank; she's just speaking as a friend.



** Horton tries this in the sequel with Moses, but Moses isn't [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy fooled.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each of the titles of the score album [[FunWithAcronyms contains the acronym RED.]] Examples include "Retired Extremely Dangerous", "Rapidly, Executioners Destroyed", "[[GratuitousSpanish Revenge Es Delicioso]]", etc.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHim: Victoria to Sara: "So if you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods." Softened by Sarah's reaction: "Oh... wow... Okay" while nodding agreeably.
** Also somewhat subverted by the fact Victoria herself has no romantic designs on Frank; she's just speaking as a friend.



* InterrogationByVandalism: The Frog gets some of his expensive wine collection smashed, but it's of only limited effectiveness.



** And in the sequel Frank is planning their future together, while Sara would prefer to go on another mission. Frank's friends keep pointing out [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she's with him for the excitement]], and he eventually resigns himself to the inevitable and presents her with a gun as a gift.
* LadyOfWar: Victoria.

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** And in the sequel Frank is planning their future together, while Sara would prefer to go on another mission. Frank's friends keep pointing out [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she's with him for the excitement]], and he eventually resigns himself to the inevitable and presents her with a gun as a gift.
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%%* LadyOfWar: Victoria.



* LostSuperweapon: [[spoiler: Project Nightshade.]]
* {{Lzherusskie}}: Brian Cox (a Scot) as Ivan.
** Even less convincing with CatherineZetaJones (Welsh) as Katya. True Russians never waste good alcohol.
** In-universe, Kansas-born Sara has to dress up as a guard in the ''Kremlin''. [[spoiler: The fact that the Russian soldier flirting with her did not immediately catch this means he was likely too horny to care.]]



* MadScientist: Dr. Bailey has shades of this.



* MissionControl: In the sequel, Bai appeared to work with one before [[spoiler: Moses stole his plane.]]



* MookHorrorShow: Moses kills the hit team at the beginning of the movie one-by-one seemingly from out of nowhere. The last guy even panics and [[MoreDakka empties his machine]] [[ShootEverythingThatMoves gun wildly]] until it jams and he desperately tries to unjam his gun before Moses kills him.

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* MookHorrorShow: MookHorrorShow:
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Moses kills the hit team at the beginning of the movie one-by-one seemingly from out of nowhere. The last guy even panics and [[MoreDakka empties his machine]] [[ShootEverythingThatMoves gun wildly]] until it jams and he desperately tries to unjam his gun before Moses kills him.



** Early in the sequel, Moses single-handedly takes out a squad of 7 special forces-type mooks, one by one, much to their growing nervousness.



** Han's minigun in the sequel.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Katja]]



* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened [[spoiler:at the end of the film. All we know is that it involved Moses pushing Marvin (in a dress and makeshift leg splint) in a wooden handcart with a nuclear bomb while a very angry army is in hot pursuit. There are also explosions.]]

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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Whatever happened [[spoiler:at the end of the film. All we know is that it involved Moses pushing Marvin (in a dress and makeshift leg splint) in a wooden handcart with a nuclear bomb while a very angry army is in hot pursuit. There are also explosions.]]



** The sequel ends with another: [[spoiler:Whatever case required Sarah to dress as a cha-cha dancer in Venezuela... who happens to be carrying an assault rifle. And Marvin's dressed as Carmen Miranda, apparently for his own amusement.]]



* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler: Bailey]] in the sequel. [[spoiler: He comes across as very confused and forgetful, which makes sense considering he was locked up for 35 years.]]



* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: In ''Red 2'', Marvin is curled up to Frank while they're pinned down by Han. Frank asks if Marvin has a stick of dynamite in his pocket.
-->'''Marvin:''' [[CrazyPrepared Yes, but I'm saving it for an emergency.]]\\
'''Frank:''' ...this is kind of an emergency, isn't it?



* ProfessionalKiller: Han Cho Bai.



* PunchClockVillain: The numerous police, feds and secret service agents that try to either apprehend Moses and the crew or protect the VP. Impressively, the heroes never kill a single one of these guys, instead only taking out the mercenaries and CIA assassins whose job is to eliminate them.

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* PunchClockVillain: PunchClockVillain:
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The numerous police, feds and secret service agents that try to either apprehend Moses and the crew or protect the VP. Impressively, the heroes never kill a single one of these guys, instead only taking out the mercenaries and CIA assassins whose job is to eliminate them.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''Where's. My. Plane?!'''



* RetiredBadassRoundup: The Movie.
* RevealingCoverup: bonus points for being a cover-up ''of'' a cover-up. [[spoiler:In 1981 a young Army officer snapped and massacred an entire village in Guatemala. A number of CIA agents, including Moses, were shuttled in to clean up the mess. Now, some 30 years later, a young reporter named Stephanie Chen has gotten wind of the thing, and tries to get the scoop from someone else who was involved, arms magnate Alexander Dunning (Dreyfuss). ''He'' calls the young Army officer--Vice President Robert Stanton--who panics and just decides to KillEmAll. (Again.) And this brings us back to Frank and Sarah. All of this is revealed to be a ruse because Dunning was planning to make Stanton the president and use the incident to blackmail him. Any surviving witnesses to the original incident (Frank, Joe, the people the reporter talked to) had to go because they knew too much.]]

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* %%* RetiredBadassRoundup: The Movie.
* RevealingCoverup: bonus Bonus points for being a cover-up ''of'' a cover-up. [[spoiler:In 1981 a young Army officer snapped and massacred an entire village in Guatemala. A number of CIA agents, including Moses, were shuttled in to clean up the mess. Now, some 30 years later, a young reporter named Stephanie Chen has gotten wind of the thing, and tries to get the scoop from someone else who was involved, arms magnate Alexander Dunning (Dreyfuss). ''He'' calls the young Army officer--Vice President Robert Stanton--who panics and just decides to KillEmAll. (Again.) And this brings us back to Frank and Sarah. All of this is revealed to be a ruse because Dunning was planning to make Stanton the president and use the incident to blackmail him. Any surviving witnesses to the original incident (Frank, Joe, the people the reporter talked to) had to go because they knew too much.]]



* RuleOfCool: Creator/HelenMirren with a [[strike:chaingun]] Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun.

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* RuleOfCool: RuleOfCool:
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Creator/HelenMirren with a [[strike:chaingun]] Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun.



** Creator/HelenMirren doing a GunsAkimbo from the inside of a drifting car
* RunningGag: Throughout most of the sequel, Han keeps demanding that Frank return his private plane after he steals it.
** Marvin in drag during the stinger mission snippets.

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** Creator/HelenMirren doing a GunsAkimbo from the inside of a drifting car
* RunningGag: Throughout most of the sequel, Han keeps demanding that Frank return his private plane after he steals it.
**
Marvin in drag during the stinger mission snippets.



* SeriousBusiness: In Red 2. Han ''really'' wants his plane back.
* ShootTheHostage: After Moses takes one of his Mooks hostage, Horton shoots him after figuring out that Moses is still outnumbered 7-1 and handcuffed, forcing him to retreat. At the end of the movie [[spoiler:Sara is being held at gunpoint by Dr Bailey and begs Frank to shoot rather than let him detonate his WeaponOfMassDestruction. Frank just puts down his gun, but only to fool Bailey into thinking he's won.]]



** [[spoiler: Helen again]] in the sequel only to [[spoiler: their car.]]



** In sequel, Victoria infiltrates an insane asylum by donning a crown and ermine and carrying on about being the Queen of England.



* SmugSnake: William Dunning.
** Jack Horton in the sequel.

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* %%* SmugSnake: William Dunning.
** Jack Horton in the sequel.
Dunning.



* SuperCellReception: Cooper apparently has some kind of super cellphone which can get reception in a steel-plated, deep underground CIA vault. It ''is'' the CIA, after all.

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* SuperCellReception: SuperCellReception:
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Cooper apparently has some kind of super cellphone which can get reception in a steel-plated, deep underground CIA vault. It ''is'' the CIA, after all.



* ThousandYardStare: Sara has this in ''Red 2'' after she's forced to kill a guard. Being taken hostage by the BigBad snaps her out of it.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the sequel, whatever happened to Bai's team anyway?
* WickedCultured: In the sequel, Bai enjoys fine wine and expensive, tailored suits when not torturing people to death.
** The Frog also fits this trope, as he enjoys collecting fine wines between meetings to sell weapons to terrorists.
* WomanInWhite: Victoria wears a white dress and [[PrettyInMink white mink coat]] to the final showdown. [[spoiler: It later becomes a non-wedding example of BloodSplatteredWeddingDress, though Ivan complicates matters by carrying her around like a bride over the threshold]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the sequel, whatever happened to Bai's team anyway?
* WickedCultured: In the sequel, Bai enjoys fine wine and expensive, tailored suits when not torturing people to death.
WomanInWhite:
** The Frog also fits this trope, as he enjoys collecting fine wines between meetings to sell weapons to terrorists.
* WomanInWhite:
Victoria wears a white dress and [[PrettyInMink white mink coat]] to the final showdown. [[spoiler: It later becomes a non-wedding example of BloodSplatteredWeddingDress, though Ivan complicates matters by carrying her around like a bride over the threshold]].



* WrongWire: Marvin Boggs is trying to defuse a bomb in the sequel. He cuts the wire and the timer speeds up. He cuts all the wires; it doesn't stop.

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!!''RED 2'' has examples of:

%%* AdvertisedExtra: Arguably Catherine Zeta Jones' character Katja.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very much justified. (Frank framed him as a traitor and essentially ruined his life, not that he didn't have his reasons for doing so)]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Red mercury, which is the primary component of [[spoiler:Nightshade, which gives the bomb the power of a nuclear device without the radiation.]]
%%* BadAssInANiceSuit: Han.
* BerserkButton: Stealing Han's plane makes him want to ''hurt'' you before he kills you.
%%{{BFG}}: Han's minigun.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Inverted, as the black {{Mook|s}} is the last one Frank kills at the Yankee White building.
* BloodKnight:
** Han seems to ''really enjoy'' beating the crap out of people.
** Jack Horton seems to truly find sadistic glee and satisfaction when his job involves beating up, torturing, or killing people.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Dr. Bailey. Though he does his fair share of front-stabbing too.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Han beats the crap out of policemen with the door of a store fridge.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Averted, as Han's minigun ''shreds'' cars and stone statues to pieces.
* ContinuityNod: At Marvin's [[spoiler:funeral]], Frank mentions how the mission they performed in Moldova at the end of the first film made Marvin a national hero there.
* CurbStompBattle: Han vs. a whole bunch of policemen in Moscow.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Played with. Jack Horton thinks he is this, but still gets duped by [[spoiler:Bailey.]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Kansas-born Sara has to dress up as a guard in the Kremlin. [[spoiler: The fact that the Russian soldier flirting with her did not immediately catch this means he was likely too horny to care.]]
* DualTonfas: Han does an improvised variant of this at one point.
* EnemyMine: Frank manages to convince [[spoiler:Han]], who was sent to assassinate him, to join forces in order to stop the BigBad.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When we first see Han, he is going in to an extremely high security building where he is literally stripped of all of his clothes and equipment in order to get close to his target, and manages to assassinate him with a folded picture ( that the target gave him! ) and waltzes out of the building without anybody realizing what had happened.
* FakingTheDead: Marvin starts the film by warning Frank someone is coming after them, then apparently blowing himself up.
-->'''Sarah:''' ''[at Marvin's funeral]'' He looks so lifelike...\\
'''Frank:''' That's because he's ''not dead''. He does this ''all the time''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Bailey still seems rather polite even after he's stopped ObfuscatingInsanity and revealed himself as the BigBad]].
%%* FemmeFatale: Katja.
* FlatWhat: {{Implied}}. Frank, Marvin and Katja clearly have this look on their face when Sarah manages to persuade The Frog to help them by simply begging him.
* FlippingTheBird: The Frog does this to Sara and Boggs in the sequel while they are stuck in their car. [[spoiler:Then he is hit by Frank's car]].
* FootFocus: Victoria is laying down covering fire with her sniper rifle - while Ivan rhapsodizes about how her toes curl as she pulls the trigger.
* TheFunInFuneral: At Marvin's funeral, not only does Frank go on about how the government doped him with LSD, but stabs a needle into Marvin's hand because he's completely convinced Marvin is faking it. Which he is.
* GatlingGood: Han uses a gatling gun against Frank and Marvin when he's ''really'' angry.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Victoria is trying to bypass the electronic lock on a door leading to a secret prison wing. When she can't manage it, Frank simply knocks on the door, causing the guard on the other side to ''open it'' and complain about how they're not following standard protocol. He realizes his mistake a bit too late, of course.
* GunsAkimbo: Both Han (as expected of a Hong Kong-based BadAss) and Victoria get to do this during a car chase.
* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler:Horton appears to truly enjoy his work of murdering and torturing to get the information he needs. However he appears to truly believe he is defending America and appears horrified when he learns about the weapon later in the film.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler:Han, who ends up being VitriolicBestBuds with Frank.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: This is [[spoiler:how Frank ultimately defeats Dr. Bailey and his Nightshade bomb, by discreetly leaving it on Bailey's plane so that when it blew up, it took Bailey with it.]]
* IHaveYourWife: Horton tries this with Moses, but Moses isn't [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy fooled.]]
* InterrogationByVandalism: The Frog gets some of his expensive wine collection smashed, but it's of only limited effectiveness.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Frank is trying to plan his and Sara's future together, while she would prefer to go on another mission. Frank's friends keep pointing out [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she's with him for the excitement]], and he eventually resigns himself to the inevitable and presents her with a gun as a gift.
%%* LostSuperweapon: [[spoiler: Project Nightshade.]]
* MadScientist: Dr. Bailey has shades of this.
* MissionControl: Han Cho Bai appeared to work with one before [[spoiler:Moses stole his plane.]]
* MookHorrorShow: Early in the film, Moses single-handedly takes out a squad of 7 special forces-type mooks, one by one, much to their growing nervousness.
* MoreDakka: One of Han's ambushes has him trying to shoot down Moses with a minigun.
%%* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Katja]]
* NapoleonDelusion: Victoria infiltrates an insane asylum by donning a crown and ermine and carrying on about being the Queen of England.
* NoodleIncident: The film ends with one: [[spoiler:Whatever case required Sarah to dress as a cha-cha dancer in Venezuela... who happens to be carrying an assault rifle. And Marvin's dressed as Carmen Miranda, apparently for his own amusement.]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:Done by Dr. Bailey]]. [[spoiler: He comes across as very confused and forgetful, which makes sense considering he was locked up for 35 years.]]
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: Marvin is curled up to Frank while they're pinned down by Han. Frank asks if Marvin has a stick of dynamite in his pocket.
-->'''Marvin:''' [[CrazyPrepared Yes, but I'm saving it for an emergency.]]\\
'''Frank:''' ...this is kind of an emergency, isn't it?
%%* ProfessionalKiller: Han Cho Bai.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''Where's. My. Plane?!'''
* RuleOfCool: Creator/HelenMirren doing a GunsAkimbo from the inside of a drifting car.
* RunningGag: Throughout most of the film, Han keeps demanding that Frank return his private plane after he steals it.
* SeriousBusiness: Han ''really'' wants his plane back.
* ShootTheHostage:
** After Moses takes one of his Mooks hostage, Horton shoots him after figuring out that Moses is still outnumbered 7-1 and handcuffed, forcing him to retreat.
** At the end of the movie [[spoiler:Sara is being held at gunpoint by Dr Bailey and begs Frank to shoot rather than let him detonate his WeaponOfMassDestruction. Frank just puts down his gun, but only to fool Bailey into thinking he's won.]]
* ShootYourMate: [[spoiler:Helen does this again]], only to [[spoiler:main characters' car.]]
%%* SmugSnake: Jack Horton.
* ThousandYardStare: Sara has this after she's forced to kill a guard. Being taken hostage by the BigBad snaps her out of it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to Bai's team anyway?
* WickedCultured:
** Bai enjoys fine wine and expensive, tailored suits when not torturing people to death.
** The Frog also fits this trope, as he enjoys collecting fine wines between meetings to sell weapons to terrorists.
* WrongWire: Marvin Boggs is trying to defuse a bomb in the sequel.bomb. He cuts the wire and the timer speeds up. He cuts all the wires; it doesn't stop.stop.
25th May '16 3:14:08 PM aurast
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%%** Hey, [[SpySatellite Satellites!]] Boop to that!

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%%** Hey, [[SpySatellite Satellites!]] Boop to that!** Marvin gives the SpySatellite that he ''knows'' is watching him the finger.
10th Mar '16 5:42:52 PM Eagal
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** There's a fair bit of bondage in the movie, with emphasis on wide, tape gags. It can't be a coincidence that two scenes of two different people with them on are so close together, that there is an onscreen gagging of the main heroine, numerous cuts to her struggling while BoundAndGagged, and when she breaks free, unlike in almost ''every other'' portrayal of a gagged captive escaping their bonds, she does not immediately remove her gag, despite having both hands free.
10th Mar '16 5:39:39 PM Eagal
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* DuctTapeForEverything: Moses' preferred method of subduing people; this is {{lampshaded}} (see BoundAndGagged).
** ContinuityNod : It is used at least twice on random hostages in the sequel.

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* DuctTapeForEverything: Moses' preferred method of subduing people; this is {{lampshaded}} (see BoundAndGagged).
** ContinuityNod :
BoundAndGagged). It is used at least twice on random hostages in the sequel.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: See ComicBook/{{Red}}.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: See ComicBook/{{Red}}.The movie was based on [[ComicBook/{{Red}} a comic book of the same name]].



* FlippingTheBird: Hey, [[SpySatellite Satellites!]] Boop to that!

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* FlippingTheBird: Hey, [[SpySatellite Satellites!]] Boop to that!



%%** Hey, [[SpySatellite Satellites!]] Boop to that!



** GeniusBonus: The reason feet are such a common fetish is because the feet and the erogenous zones connect to sections of the brain which are very close together, and it's not uncommon for wires to get crossed occasionally. This puts Victoria's toe curling in an entirely different light.



* GovernmentConspiracy - [[spoiler:Turns out, not really. The Vice President's apparent cover up for his election is just a cover up for an Arms Dealer.]]

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* GovernmentConspiracy - GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler:Turns out, not really. The Vice President's apparent cover up for his election is just a cover up for an Arms Dealer.]]



* [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Him]]: Victoria to Sara: "So if you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods." Softened by Sarah's reaction: "Oh... wow... Okay" while nodding agreeably.

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* [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Him]]: IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each of the titles of the score album [[FunWithAcronyms contains the acronym RED.]] Examples include "Retired Extremely Dangerous", "Rapidly, Executioners Destroyed", "[[GratuitousSpanish Revenge Es Delicioso]]", etc.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHim:
Victoria to Sara: "So if you break his heart, I will kill you. And bury your body in the woods." Softened by Sarah's reaction: "Oh... wow... Okay" while nodding agreeably.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each of the titles of the score album [[FunWithAcronyms contains the acronym RED.]] Examples include "Retired Extremely Dangerous", "Rapidly, Executioners Destroyed", "[[GratuitousSpanish Revenge Es Delicioso]]", etc.



* NoMereWindmill: Boggs. Just... Boggs. And he's ''right''. Years of paranoia and LSD will do that to you.

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* NoMereWindmill: Boggs. Just... Boggs. And he's ''right''. Years Boggs is extremely paranoid thanks to years of paranoia and LSD will do that to you.being dosed with LSD. He's still right, though.



* RevolversAreJustBetter than an RPG.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter than an RPG.%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
4th Mar '16 2:09:43 PM Doug86
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* BackInTheSaddle: Moses, complete with the [[{{Aerosmith}} appropriate theme music]]

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* BackInTheSaddle: Moses, complete with the [[{{Aerosmith}} [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} appropriate theme music]]
4th Mar '16 6:02:56 AM cptorsai
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** The one exception being [[OnlySaneMan Cooper]]; as soon as he finds out what [[OneManArmy Moses]] really did, he treats him with the appropriate severity.
2nd Feb '16 11:20:17 AM gallium
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''Red'' is an American action-comedy film loosely based on the [[ComicBook/{{Red}} three-issue comic book limited series of the same name]] created by WarrenEllis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/MorganFreeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Creator/KarlUrban, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/BrianCox, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, and Richard Dreyfuss, with Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber.

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''Red'' is an American action-comedy film loosely based on the [[ComicBook/{{Red}} three-issue comic book limited series of the same name]] created by WarrenEllis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/MorganFreeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Creator/KarlUrban, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/BrianCox, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, and Richard Dreyfuss, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, with Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber.
19th Jan '16 9:39:28 PM Boggs
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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very justified. (Frank essentially ruined his life, not that he didn't have his reasons)]]

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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very much justified. (Frank framed him as a traitor and essentially ruined his life, not that he didn't have his reasons)]]reasons for doing so)]]
19th Jan '16 9:38:21 PM Boggs
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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very justified. (Frank essentially ruined his life)]]

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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very justified. (Frank essentially ruined his life)]]life, not that he didn't have his reasons)]]
19th Jan '16 9:37:29 PM Boggs
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** [[spoiler: Han, who is actually still a decent person and whose motives for wanting to kill Frank are very justified. (Frank essentially ruined his life)]]
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