Watch: 'RED 2' Has Some Fun with Edward Snowden and the NSA Scandal

Watch: 'RED 2' Has Some Fun with Edward Snowden and the NSA Scandal

Jul 10, 2013

You've probably heard about a little bit of a kerfuffle the NSA had recently when a private contractor named Edward Snowden let slip that the United States' most secretive intelligence agency has built an internal spying infrastructure so vast that it seems like something out of a movie. It only makes sense, then, that a sequel to a movie about secret government operations would have a bit of fun with the government's response to that leak. The playful minds at Summit Entertainment have intercut parts of President Obama's speech about the NSA PRISM scandal with footage from RED 2 and the result is worth a watch (plus it's only 30 seconds long).

Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), RED 2 is obviously a sequel to 2010's RED, which stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous, the code for ex-CIA agents who were too old to stay in the espionage game, but who get brought back for one last mission. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker are back for more action this time, and they've brought along the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins for more old-people fun.

And speaking of old people, Summit has also put out an infographic of what the characters of RED 2 think social media terms really mean. It's not as clever as the NSA video, but it's still worth a glance before the film hits theaters on July 19.

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