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Red Dawn

Red Dawn
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Luas and Josh Hutchenson


Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: November 21, 2012 Released by: FILM DISTRICT

A ridiculous remake of the original 1984 film of the same name. 
 
The implausibility of the plot is difficult to separate from the film itself.
The North Koreans have attacked the United States of America taking over all of our major west coast cities. 

At least the original Red Dawn came out during the cold war when the Soviet Union was our chief protagonist.  In 1984, it made some logical sense to make a film with the U.S.S.R attacking the United States… Although it was a huge stretch even at that time.
 
The 2012 version has North Korean troops parachuting onto American soil and quickly taking over. Where they suddenly gained this awesome military might is never answered. Suspension of disbelief of the worst kind… North Korea ?
 
We develop no real empathy for the main characters since they spend most of the film fighting amongst themselves. There are some interesting action sequences throughout, but nothing we haven't already seen before. If one wants to experience 93 minutes of dumbness – Red Dawn is waiting at a theater near you.

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