My Review- Red Dawn (2012)

3 popcorns

3 Buckets of Popcorn
Great remake of a classic!

In 1984, a very popular movie showed Americans what would happen if the USSR invaded our Northwestern United States. “Red Dawn” starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, and Charlie Sheen put up a valiant fight against the Russians. In November, 2012 a new remake will be hitting movie theaters after more than 2 years of trying to bring it back to the big screens. The new cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Josh Peck.

This remake was actually filmed in 2009 and was due to be released in 2010, but the entire project was shelved due to MGM’s financial woes that led to their bankruptcy and reorganization. Back in 2009 Chris Hemsworth was a relative unknown having only appeared on Australian TV. While the film has been languishing on the studio shelves, Hemsworth has garnered mass popularity as “THOR” for Marvel Studios and appeared recently in “The Cabin In The Woods”. He is also reprising his role of THOR in “THE AVENGERS” which comes out this week. Josh Hutcherson was a young tongue-in-cheek comedy actor until he gained major roles in the 2005 films Little Manhattan and Zathura, the 2006 comedy RV, the 2007 family adventure film Firehouse Dog, and the film adaptations of Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. Earlier this year his star status soared with his starring in “THE HUNGER GAMES” as well as “JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND”. Josh Peck is best known for his role as Josh Drake on the Disney TV series “Josh & Drake” as well as roles in several other movies and TV shows including the animated Ice Age series. So in the 3 years since it was filmed, the box office star power for the movie has skyrocketed.

Red Dawn Cast

Red Dawn will hit screens on November 2, 2012

The new “RED DAWN” pits the unlikely heroes against North Korea rather than Russia since we are such good friends with Russia these days. When it was filmed in 2009, the invaders were the Chinese, but to be politically correct (and so China wouldn’t get pissed off and foreclose on it’s ownership of the USA) the film was digitally edited to be North Korea instead of China. I liked this film because they took the time to introduce you to the main characters and develop the storyline so that when the Koreans began dropping out of the sky on parachutes, it actually seems plausible.

The action is exciting. The plot is realistic and well thought through. There is romance, family drama, inspirational acts of courage and heroism, and if you like action dramas, I feel you will enjoy RED DAWN when it hits movie theaters in November, 2012.

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