RED – Lost in Adaptation

The Dom reviews the rather tenuous connection between RED and the comic it was based on.

About The Dom

Reviewer of games, TV shows and movies. The Dom also likes to look at film adaptations of books and talk about what got lost transitioning from page to screen.


  1. Where do you ask if people have read the book? I’ve read this. My library has a copy of it.

  2. You’re not kidding about the forgettability of the movie. I spent several minutes watching the review thinking “Have I seen this? I feel like I’ve seen this.”

    • Wanna know how forgettable it is?
      I saw the sequel, “RED 2” without having seen this one.
      I had no trouble following anything as it doesn’t follow up anything from this movie except what you see in the trailers.

      This movie was all but forgotten by its own sequel.

  3. I didn’t know that Red was based off a book. Also, WOW! You really weren’t kidding about the changes. I don’t think I would have liked the movie if they were true to the book though.

  4. “I’m no Authority on this book…”
    Pun intended?
    (That’s a Warren Ellis joke, that is.)

    “I’d rather have an in-name-only adaptation than a bad one,”
    I see your point, but to me an in-name-only adaptation isn’t an adaptation at all.

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