Red Dawn Movie Review: A Red State Wet Dream
Red Dawn Review: A Red State Wet Dream
November 14, 2012 by Josh Hatala
Two audience reactions struck me as the credits started rolling at my screening of Red Dawn, the remake of the 80s red state wet dream war epic about a Chinese invasion on U.S. soil starring a good contingent of the Brat Pack. Fun fact, it was also the first ever PG-13 theatrical release. The first, a reaction to the ending: ‘Are you kidding me?!’ The second, a comment on overall quality: ‘Well, that was not The Avengers.’ I hope this sets the stage for everything I’m about to tell you, dear reader, about this delayed release, and maybe makes you a little curious, because regardless of the negative things that follow, I still want you to go. Fair warning, there are some mild spoilers. —-> Continued
By the way, the Chinese angle was deleted in post production and North Korea inserted. So now we have the almost laughable scenario of broke, starving, small population having North Korea invading the USA….in secret…and conquering the country almost overnight……requiring an American guerilla movement to liberate us……..
The first Red Dawn movie was made in the Reagan 80s and thus fit its paranoid times of the Russians (also starving and broke back then but the collective understanding refused to believe it and thus the USSR was one step away from conquering the world) and it was kind of a good B level movie. This new movie is just for the weirdo right wingers who have wet dreams about forming militias and killing some govt forces (any govt forces) so they can justify spending all those dollars on all that so far unused end times survivalist gear….