Red Notice, the action-packed Netflix film starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, has been making waves since its release. While it’s undeniably a fun and entertaining movie, the question arises: should there be a sequel? Despite talks of a potential Red Notice 2, I firmly believe that the film should stand alone and not have a sequel. Here’s why.
A Nostalgic Action Movie That Doesn’t Need a Follow-Up
Red Notice is a throwback to the 80s and 90s action films that many of us grew up on. It’s filled with unbelievable action sequences and a familiar buddy-buddy dynamic between Johnson and Reynolds’ characters, Hartley and Booth. While the film is enjoyable, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a sequel. The story is complete, and adding another installment might only dilute the charm of the original.
The Perfect Open-Ended Conclusion
Red Notice ends with a proposition from Booth to Hartley and The Bishop (played by Gal Gadot) to pull off another heist together. This open-ended conclusion leaves the audience wondering what happens next, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a sequel is needed. Sometimes, leaving things to the imagination is more powerful than showing every detail on screen. The trio’s future adventures can be left to the viewers’ interpretation, without the need for a follow-up film.
Sequels Aren’t Always a Good Idea
While there are exceptions, sequels often fail to live up to the original film. Red Notice doesn’t set an incredibly high bar, but it does create a unique experience that should be left untouched. A sequel might only reinforce the idea that follow-up films aren’t always the best decision. Instead, let’s appreciate Red Notice for what it is: a fun, standalone action movie.
Comfort Zones and the Desire for More of the Same
One reason people might want a sequel to Red Notice is the comfort zone it provides. The film’s familiar action and dynamic between the characters are enjoyable, but a sequel would likely offer more of the same. Rather than rehashing the same story and dynamics, it’s better to let Red Notice stand on its own and allow the actors and filmmakers to explore new projects and stories.
Red Notice is a fun, action-packed film that pays homage to the action movies of the past. While it’s tempting to want more of the same, a sequel isn’t always the best decision. Instead, let’s appreciate the film for what it is and leave the characters’ future adventures to our imaginations. Sometimes, less is more, and in the case of Red Notice, a standalone film is the perfect way to enjoy this thrilling cinematic experience.
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