4 Reasons Why RED DAWN Won't Rule Comments - Mania.com


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ponyboy76 9/9/2009 4:12:27 PM

I don't see why you have to have one or the other. There are plenty of movies that have pretty much non stop action but alos have multilayered characters and a great story. The Matrix was one.
 As far as Red Dawn, I actually watched it the other day and it is still a quality flick. It had way more of an impact when it came out because of the climate we lived in, but I think people these days are just pretty numb to a lot of shit, because there are plenty of good movies about our current climate like The Hurt Locker, but they don't make much of an impact. This new Red Dawn is just going to be seen as another flick. It'll have no impact whatsoever.

thebigiff 9/9/2009 8:35:12 PM

What ev... if any remake will rule, this will be it. As long as they don't make Red Dawn toys or have unrealistic military scenarios like they do in 90% of the movies coming out these days. Make it more like Black Hawk Down and Saving Pvt Ryan instead of  movies that make the military look like ratards. (yes, ratards) -ie the Hangover... I feel bad that I had to explain myself.

fenngibbon 9/10/2009 1:02:52 AM

In 1984 the premise of Red Dawn made sense.  It was a time when the Brezhnev Doctrine was in full force and the Soviets were very aggressive in promoting communism, particularly in Latin America.  The idea that the Soviets would invade through the Arctic while their Latin American allies came up from the south, even if unlikely, made a kind of sense.  Today, while Putin is definitely a thug, he doesn't really seem capable of doing more than menacing his immediate smaller neighbors, and south of the border we have Hugo Chavez, who, while a pain in the backside, is less of a genuine menace and more of a buffoon in the style of Mussolini.

And my understanding is that China is going to take the place of the USSR in the remake.  Ridiculous, because a) unlike the Soviets in 1984, there's no logic to the Chinese invading; and b) how would they do it?  The Soviets could have conceivably come through the Arctic (and from the south), but the Chinese would have to travel across thousands of miles of ocean, and that doesn't lend itself to surprise in this day and age (I seem to recall some low budget movie in which the Chinese were going to tunnel their way to America).

If you want to do a remake that would be plausible in this day and age, then do Americathon.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americathon  The notion of a United States facing foreclosure by its creditors would certainly resonate today.  And you could even have Chinese villains if you wanted. 


Chopsaki 9/10/2009 2:34:06 AM

Actually I believe Russia is China's ally in the movie so that should take care of there travel logistics. :)

EagleManiac 9/10/2009 5:26:35 AM

What's ironic is in Red Dawn, the Chinese were fighting FOR us. One of the characters asked the downed Air Force pilot they temaed up with "Who IS on our side?" He answered "800 million screamin' Chinamen!". The kid said, "I thought there were a billion screamin' Chinamen." The pilot answered, "There were."

Seems ironic that in this remake, the one ally we had, China, will be potrayed as the enemy this go around.

Vandal092 12/22/2009 5:40:07 PM

Is anybody wondering how this movie will do in theaters overseas in Russia And China.  In this day and age Hollywood collects on box office receipts worldwide.  That means if this movie tanks in the US, there's not much hope for recouping production costs overseas.

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