Great Popcorn Movie... how come people didn't get it? (by paul-2369)
I almost didn't watch this movie after reading all the bad reviews. First of all i would like to say that my family and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie from start to finish. People seem so ready to criticise remakes for some reason without giving them a chance. Whether you have seen the 1984 original or not, If your a fan of against the odds action flicks you will enjoy this, its a great popcorn movie. Some critics this is what they like to call themselves, although I believe they are stuck up adolescents with hardly any worldly experiences say the violence was too toned down.. well <more>
boohoo, a great movie doesn't need to be gory and contain large amounts of gratuitous violence, to be honest some movies do this because they are bad movies and have nothing else to offer.On another note, have any of the critics bashing this movie actually watched it from start to finish or have they just flicked through it enabling them to give their review? Here are an few shameful comments from the movie bashers"why would N. Korea invade a small US town..WTF?" Duh.. they invaded most of the US... listen to the dialogue"Where is the US Army" This was explained in the news footage montage at the start, the US army is scattered across the world, fighting conflicts in the middle east and other parts of the world... plus,they never expected an attack on their own soil"We couldn't stop laughing when the N. Korea military leader kept yelling "The wolverine terrorists are attacking"Oh yeah, and I couldn't stop laughing at your comment! the plot was very simply, why couldn't you follow it? these radio transmissions came from the Korean Marine, made purposely to cause confusion... plus a little comic relief for the audience the one's paying attention anyway For the people saying that the story was unbelievable, i just don't have anything to say to you retards except... it's a movie, it's make believe, it's for entertainment.All in all a great popcorn movie, does it deserve the 10 I gave it? probably not, but a solid 8 easily, it gets the 10 the offset the unfounded 1's its been getting... what's wrong with people today
Great movie! Don't listen to the naysayers... (by nuttalld-504-379046)
Okay--here's the deal. This is a good movie.All the reviews I've seen so far that are negative are from people who are critics, think they are critics, or aspire to be one someday. In fact some of the reviews I have seen admit to not even seeing the movie yet really? I am not one of those--just someone who likes movies, and I actually saw this one. In fact I paid for six tickets to take my family all of us are adults to this movie, and feel I got my money's worth.The basics--you will like this if: -you saw the first one and liked the "concept" -the trailer looked <more>
good to you--it delivers on the trailer -you don't mind a few changes in location, etc from the original -you like the action/suspense genre -if you don't mind a little cheering for the "good guys" -you are looking for some enjoyment or a little escape from reality -you don't think you are a critic You won't like this: -if you are, or think you are a movie critic -your biggest worry is camera angles or other movie speak -if you are looking for a movie to solve world hunger, etc.-if you have an agenda that has nothing to do with this movie -if you can't bear seeing communism "vilified" -if guns, bombs, or Marines scare you -you are expecting a documentary Go enjoy the movie! Unless you're a critic...
Amazing remake, people will bash but it is still a smash hit in my book (by motoboy283)
I am an avid fan of the original Red Dawn. The movie came out during a time where people feared that an invasion was coming. There was a sense that it could be real. Now in the remake the actors played the roles to a tee. Peck does an amazing job as Matt and Hemsworth likewise as Jed. Just the thought of something like this happening is crazy, personally I would love to live this, the adventure, adrenaline and risk are all portrayed extremely well on the screen. Not only do you feel the action and rush of the film you feel the emotion. They did a good job at making you feel what they felt as <more>
if it was real. I will be seeing this movie again and dreaming about living it out, sounds crazy but hey it would be a thrill.
Russia and North Korea... pretty cool reboot if you ask me!! may contain slight spoilers (by beavermatic-77-102128)
Saw the new "Red Dawn" movie.... great flick.It's a shame the liberal press and media have slammed and put in reviews months ahead of its release to bring down ratings. Fortunately, their reviews are proved worthless as the theatre was completely packed with people to see it, and the fact that all current reviews prove the critics didn't actually see it... ***POSSIBLE SPOILER BELOW**** ** ** *It was actually Russia and North Korea who design a EMP that fries the *entire north American electrical grid and electronic devices, and both *invade the USA as both are present in <more>
the movie . Most of the reviews *make fun of the movie on the premise of North Korea only, proving that *had they watched it, they would have realized Russia was also involved *and part of the invasion. ** ** ****END SPOILER*******Originally, the movie was filmed and all North Korean references were China. It was to be China and Russia who invaded. After China complained to the weakling and fearful politicians we have here, who then cried all sorts of injunctions on the if they did not change them and MGM was financially hurting at the time and couldn't take the risk. So all of the Chinese references, intro, etc were edited to North Korean forces, hence the release delay. You can't tell they were edited, and it still fits seamlessly.It remains faithful to the original, only on a much larger scale, and much more action packed.For the "WOLVERINES", I give this a 9/10 based on the fact I wish it was rated R to get some more gore in there there was slight gore, but love seeing guts fly personally , it was a little slow to start, and I wish there was a bit more emphasis on the civilian massacre and concentration camps.
The "Red Dawn" Remake Surpasses the Original!!! (by zardoz-13)
Although I ranked the original "Red Dawn" 1984 as a vintage Reagan-era action opus, freshman director Don Bradley's supercharged, high-octane, remake starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, and Josh Hutcherson surpasses its predecessor on several counts. The first "Red Dawn" depicted a Soviet invasion of a small Colorado town and the scrappy squad of high school teens who eventually ousted them with their hit-and-run guerrilla warfare. Patrick Swayze starred in the original, and Charlie Sheen made his cinematic debut. Anti-Communist, Cold War movies enjoyed a brief <more>
renaissance when "Red Dawn" came out. Clint Eastwood's "Firefox" 1982 about a washed-up Vietnam pilot who stole a top-secret Soviet stealth jet fighter represented a standard example of these films. Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky IV" 1985 appeared a year after "Red Dawn" with the Italian Stallion swapping blows with a gigantic Soviet pugilist. Meanwhile, James Bond had tangled with cunning Soviets in both "For Your Eyes Only" 1981 and "Octopussy" 1983 . The Soviets qualified as despicable B-movie villains, but the Americans defeated them despite any handicaps. The last gasp of this sub-genre occurred during the 1980s, particularly after the bottom dropped out of the Evil Empire in 1989. Comparatively, while Milius' "Red Dawn" unfolded largely in a rural setting, the agile remake occurs in the urban setting of Spokane, Washington. Bradley and scenarists Carl Ellsworth of "Disturbia" and Jeremy Passmore of "Special" haven't departed drastically from the original screenplay that Kevin Reynolds of "Waterworld" and John Milius of "Flight of the Intruder" penned. Whereas the original concluded with the defeat of the enemy and the end of World War III, the "Red Dawn" remake leaves the outcome of the action up in the air. This remake is not as enigmatic about the fate of its protagonist.Chris Hemsworth of "Thor" plays battle seasoned Marine Jed Eckert who comes home to Spokane after his tour of duty. It seems Jed ran out not only on his father, Spokane Police Sergeant Tom Eckert Brent Cullen , but also his impressionable younger brother Matt Josh Peck of "Drillbit Taylor" and left no messages. Not long after Jed arrives home, the unexpected happens. Enemy cargo planes crowd the sky, and paratroopers appear like a blizzard of snowflakes. Jed, Matt, and their friend Robert Josh Hutcherson of "The Hunger Games" scramble for the safety of the family cabin in the woods. Along the way, they pick up several others as they flee from the besieged city during a harrowing auto chase with the North Koreans in furious pursuit. Eventually, Jed trains these teens from the bootstraps up into a lethal band of guerrillas. Soon they become the bane of the North Koreans. Everywhere our heroes go and devastate the North Koreans, they spray-paint wolverines on the walls. Wolverines are the name of their high school football team. No matter how fiercely North Korean District Leader Captain Cho Will Yun Lee of "Die Another Day" pursues them, Jed and company elude him at every turn. One day our heroes join forces with three Marines dispatched to contact them. Helicopter pilot Colonel Andy Tanner Jeffrey Dean Morgan of "The Losers" and his two men explain they have been ordered to retrieve a top-secret communications unit that the enemy uses to safeguard its chain of command. Jed and Matt clash when Matt takes advantage of an opportunity to rescue his girlfriend, Erica Martin Isabel Lucas of "Immortals" , from a prison bus during a major tactical exercise. One of them dies because Matt goes rogue on the Wolverines. Before long the North Korean bring in an imposing Russian military adviser who devises a way to track the Wolverines back to their lair. Jed and Matt square off against each other about Matt's irresponsible attitude. Eventually, the two reach reconciliation before the North Koreans descend on them without warning.One of the biggest criticisms about "Red Dawn" 1984 was its far-fetched premise. A Soviet airborne invasion seemed dubious initially, and it seems even more implausible in the remake. The Soviet Union emerged as our chief nemesis from the end of World War II and remained so until 1989. Pitting a faction of fresh-faced kids against the Soviets isn't nearly as improbable as pitting them against the North Koreans. Mind you, nobody considers the North Koreans a serious threat compared with either Russia or China. One of the strengths of the "Red Dawn" remake, however, is the way it makes the events that precipitate World War III seem credible. Nevertheless, casting the North Koreans as our adversary remains lamentable. Originally, the filmmakers cast the Red Chinese as our adversary. Afterward, the studio changed their minds because China imports Hollywood's product. Consequently, the studio kept "Red Dawn" on the shelf for three years while they digitally altered the uniforms, insignia, and identity of the invading army. Bradley and his writers make us abhor the North Koreans and cheer for the underdog heroes. Freshman director Don Bradley, who supervised the stunts on "The Bourne" movies as well as "Spider-man 2" and "Spider-man 3,"stages the combat sequences with vigorous aplomb. The teens look credible enough wielding some impressive firepower. Bradley doesn't waste time either. This "Red Dawn" clocks in considerably shorter than the Milius original. Some of the dialogue sounds quotable, particularly the remark about Marines regrouping in Hell. Altogether, "Red Dawn" qualifies as another of those few remakes that overshadows the original.
The movie did what it was supposed to do! Made you laugh - Check! Made you cry - Check! Had lots of action scenes - Double Check! Have a heart warming love story - Double check! Have 100 different emotions - Check! Look I understand that this movie isn't to accurate, but i doubt that it was meant to be looked at with a magnifying glass. Why Spokane, WA? Simple it has a F*ing air force base btw which explains how some planes were shot down. The "rebels" were not trying to destroy the NK&R army, they were showing people, that someone was willing to stand up for the town, <more>
which worked it even spread to other cities and states. And why sis that NK leader say terrorists? Again simple, he had no clue how many people were on it! The freaking movie was amazing! I've seen it once, about to go again! And for those dumb a$$es who find the stupidest little reasons to hate this movie, I have one simple request - PLEASE FILM YOUR OWN MOVIE and post it online, I will see how accurate it is. BTW ONE THING it is possible for all those parachutes to be dropped down, let me explain, I am Russian, I know for a fact that between NK&R it would be easy to come up with 10,000 - 20,000 carrier planes. All power goes out in USA that energy weapon the marine was talking about , 12 hours later US has one F*ck of an invasion bad move telling all the hostile countries this A regular plane can get here in what 12-14 hours...Now think military! Tanks and other sh*t they could have stolen here. Seriously people!!! Do research!!!
Possibly Better the Second Time Around (by maxskyfan-9)
The sea of bad reviews has turned on Red Dawn and as far as I can tell it is full of some empty criticisms. Most of them sink within a moment's thought. It is as if they were paid to write negative conclusions about every single thing that happened on screen. Maybe the director or one of the actors wronged them in some way and this their way of exacting some revenge.The simple fact is that what they say doesn't reflect what is projected on the screen. Like spotty camera work. Sorry didn't happen. And don't they possess a modicum of disbelief? All matter of strange and bizarre <more>
events have taken place in a movie theater. Does the premise of the United States being occupied by foreign powers – meaning more than one – exceed these limits that have historical been extremely laid-back?Once clear of these little hiccups there is no turning back. The writing is engaging and at times really moving with a cast of characters that carry the action and drama to a degree that can be believed. From the vehicles, to the number of extras, and explosions it is clear that a great deal of expense went into the production. It would be a shame that a bunch of uppity hecklers would steer away a movie goer looking for a film that delivers PG-13 level action with some nice twists and turns, mixed in with a fair amount of drama and a little humor. If I were more cynical I might conclude that these naysayers just cannot stand Americans fighting for their county. I am reminded of Act of Valor 2012 and how it was also riddled full of holes as well with dubious reasons.If you can stomach patriotism perhaps you will enjoy this movie otherwise you might be forced to regurgitate your findings into a lackluster falling star review.
A lot better than I thought it would be! (by kshea240)
Because this movie was a remake everyone already hated it without even giving it a chance. I understand the North Koreans would have a tough time invading the U.S. it was originally written as China but had to change it. This Red Dawn was way more believable in the sense that a group of kids could be trained by a Marine to fight guerrilla warfare instead of an average Jed Patrick Swayze . I also liked how they differed from the original and didn't follow it to a T. One thing i did not appreciate was how Jed died instantly. Should of went out with a bang. This movie was only one hour and <more>
thirty minutes. I would of liked it to be longer to develop characters and their relationships, maybe explain more about the takeover etc. The action was well done. Actors also good. Very entertaining movie. I would hope for a sequel. This movie was screwed from all these haters who complain about everything instead of enjoying a good movie. Overall well worth the $10 ticket.
Much better than expect. Excellent movie ! (by wewilsons)
The first reviews were pretty negative so I expected not much. They must have watched a completely different movie than I saw. This was a great flick.From the start the characters were well played, decent and believable regular mainstreet people. The attack happens quickly enough to keep you guessing. What at first seemed to be a ridiculously implausible attack is explained using technology so readily available today as to be very scary. I do computer security for a living and what is cited in this movie not only exists now in many ways it is a real threat. I read this movie was made two <more>
years ago and sat on the shelf. Whoever made the decision to halt this movie should be fired.Chris Hemsworth Thor did a particularly fine acting job. His Thor and avengers fame was not luck, he is quite good. All throughout, the characters are very well developed, likable and believable. The situations they suffer through are real and the loosing battle situation they face is very likely. By the end of the movie I was still riveted and really fired up as was the rest of the theater, whistling and speaking out. I was not much a fan of the original but this was excellent. I loved it. Go see for your self