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Old 11-24-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Red Dawn remake

Could have been much worse, but could have and should have been much better. The acting and some of the humor and action scenes save it from being a total mess, but this is still a major disapointment. Deserves higher than 11% on Rotten Tomatoes though for sure. Low 40s at least.

So anyone else see it?
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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I've never seen the original and I'm not compelled to see the remake, either.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:29 AM   #3
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I think I might see it. Haven't yet, though.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm just not interested, not even with Chris H. in it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:14 AM   #5
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I hope they didn't miss including the innocence of the children the first one had.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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I saw the original and have no interest in seeing this one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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Heard a radio review that said it was made quite awhile ago and shelved. The original invading country was China, but for reasons unrevealed they switched it to North Korea, played with certain details (CGI?), and released it.

I'd love to know the back-room reasons for not changing the villain.

Not seeing it, here. I disliked the original, so no reason to see the remake.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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Lily - From the scuttlebutt I heard, they changed the villain from China because they hoped to be able to sell the movie TO China. And the Chinese were a little pissed about being the bad guys.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
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*snerk* But since China's friendly with NK, do the filmmakers hope China will buy the movie so they can point and laugh and go "Neener! Pretty US white boys kicked your butts!"
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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Yes, it was made in 2009 and shelved because the studio went bankrupt. A different company bought the redistribution rights.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:28 AM   #11
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The bankruptcy of ideas in Hollywood is revealed with great clarity by this film. I can hardly wait for the remake of Ishtar.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:44 AM   #12
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:51 AM   #13
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I saw the original. If they were going to remake and update it, they should have gone all the way and set it in Afganistan. Or Iran. Okay, they don't have American football, but the teens could have been soccer players or cricketers.
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