Well, we’ll say this for the trailer for the Bruce Willis-starring Red 2: at least it’s not another Die Hard sequel.  Even if it does feature Willis smirking his way through yet another action film for a paycheck, the trailer for Red 2 at least has a bit of charm and humor, even if it is a sequel to a film that was basically all empty calories.  Check it out below.

In Red 2, Willis returns as ex-CIA agent Frank Moses, who teams up with his old crew to “survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists, and power-crazed government officials” to track downa portable nuclear device.  Returning with Willis are John Malkovitch, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker.  Also popping up along the way are Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Bryun-hun Lee and David Thewlis.  Give it a peek:

It’s beginning to appear as if the burgeoning Red franchise is aiming for Ocean’s 11 territory—a glib, obvious serious of fluff films that, despite their style over substance approach, are self-aware enough to remain slick, entertaining Hollywood fun.  Hopefully, anyway—otherwise, it’s just another Bruce Willis sequel in which he shoots a whole lot of people while dropping a sarcastic smirk here or there.

Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), Red 2 hits theaters August 2nd.

What do you think of the trailer?