In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky–shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation.
Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
In theaters: November 21st, 2012
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise , Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Yet another Hollywood remake. Even though it has been updated to fit the modern political world of today, to me it just shows that Hollywood would rather spend there time remaking movies rather then coming up with fresh new story ideas.
This version might be worth sitting through or it could be a waste of our time, but as long as Hollywood continues to put out remakes such as Red Dawn and as long as they make a profit, Hollywood won’t get the message.
The original Red Dawn hit the theaters in 1984. It stared the late Patrick Swayze. Set in Colorado, it was a film depicting the invasion of the United States from the north and south by communist forces from Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Soviet Union in the beginning of WWIII and then the efforts of partisans from a small Colorado town to turn back the invasion.