Meanwhile, the Zombie Apocalypse people would be having a field day with it. They'd be all like: "Sweet! We don't have to just shoot them in the head!"
I can't wait to not watch this.
Just curious. I have noticed that if you don't have a positive outlook towards this movie people assume it's because of the politics and that is not the case. I find the movie entertaining as an action movie but totally simplistic in its presentation and depth. In other words it could have been so much more.
I seem to be in the minority and I am looking forward to this quite a bit. North Koreans, Chinese, Russians, Germans, Danish, Canadians, Martians - could be anyone for all I'm concerned about... to me, it's not about the exact couse, but how the rebels deal with their situation.
This is very obviously a fictional situation and an action movie. It doesn't pretend to be a documentary or a drama based on a real situation.
I don't believe a bunch of kids found a pirate ship in an old cave or that Marty went to 1955 and that didn't ruin my enjoyments of those movies either.
Well I didn't say I hated the original. It's hokey, takes itself way too seriously, and is just a bit mushy in the head but I still find it entertaining (and funny).
Back to the subject. I'm actually looking forward to the remake in a guilty pleasure kind of way.
I totally get you, Mola Rob.
It's a fairly simple observation to say that the movie just isn't very good. Has nothing to do with not getting it, not appreciating it, not realizing it's impact etc. It's just a silly movie that takes itself way too seriously. End of story.
Fun to watch in a guilty-pleasure sort of way, but it's no Oscar-winner. I think that's all you were trying to say.
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Ive been watching some 80's stuff on Netflix lately and you just gotta appreciate it for what it is. Time Rider, The Final Countdown, Buck Rogers......all come off as campy tongue in cheek compared to todays standards. But fun to watch none the less. I haven't re-watched Red Dawn since it was in theaters, but im willing to bet it will fall into the same category.
Im really surprised the producers backed off the slightly plausible scenario of China calling in their debt. Saddened more like it. China won this behind the scenes battle without firing a shot.
I did a stint at Checkpoint Charlie during the year Red Dawn (the Original) was released. Yes, I was an MP at the time. Military reaction to the movie? Wel other than a little outrage that "We" (the armed forces of the US) were depicted as being so 'useless in defending the home nation" , most guys in my unit loved the movie as a 'rah rah' popcorn film. Sure, it was corny and flawed, but some of the themes were very powerful to us.
Anyone (who was NOT a radical left winger) during this time actually feared being taken over by the Soviets. Sure, we knew that we could kick their asses militarily but there was always a doubt in the back of our minds "Could the Reds do something completely unexpected and actually make headway in a land invasion?" It was a dark fantasy of a world we definitely did NOT WANT TO LIVE IN. Was it possible? Not really, but it technically was not IMPOSSIBLE at the time.
I thought there were some powerful messages of patriotism and fighting for your home. Sure I recognized how these messages weren't depicted all that well, but I still think the original film rocked. But then, I really HATED the communists. Anyone who pulled duty near the BERLIN WALL remembers all the memorials and flowers for all the people whom the Communists killed trying to get over the wall. So that might have skewed my view.
Also, being someone who was very FAMILIAR with Soviet/Warsaw Pact vehicles and aircraft, I was VERY IMPRESSED that the film bothered to try to simulate all of the vehicles, weapons, uniforms and aircraft that the Soviets would have used. That took a lot of effort!
Went to see Total Recall and saw the Red Dawn trailer. It looks like it might be pretty good. I loved the original so I HAVE to see the remake!