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Red Dawn Exclusive TV Spot

Almost a Twilight Spot

By Robert T. Trate     October 29, 2012
Source: Machinima

The first trailer seemed to have all the moments to lock me in for this Red Dawn remake. Certainly Chris Hemsworth as earned our collective respective. This new trailer... well, now I can see what everyone else is talking about. Perhaps I’ll just play the original Red Dawn on November 21st instead. 

The Plot: In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky -- shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Red Dawn arrives in theaters 11-21-12. 

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VTGamehendge 10/29/2012 9:52:12 AM

It looks kinda cool.  I saw the trailer before Argo and then again last night before Silent Hill Revelation. 

But here's the deal.  My main problem is honestly the title and the invading country.  The title "Red Dawn" actually made sense with the original, what with the Red Army of the U.S.S.R. and all that.  The title even could've worked with China being the invaders since they were once called "Red China," mostly because of how much influence and collusion the Ruskies had in that country.  Yes, China is still technically communist, but they've become so westernized and have integrated so much capitalism into their economy that even calling them "Red China" doesn't really work.  And then we have North Korea.  I'm not even going to bother touching on the utter implausibility of them even being capable of invading us in the foreseable future, or maybe ever.  Yes, their flag is red and all that, but the title really doesn't work with this plot.  I understand the reason for switching from China to North Korea.  Don't wanna piss off China since they're a HUGE movie market.  So I guess what I'm saying is maybe a title change should've been kicked around.  I realize it's a remake, but would it really matter?  I don't know what sort of title they could've gone with, but I'm just throwing it out there, and I'm sure I'm not the first one to recognize this problem.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/29/2012 11:11:12 AM

Wasn't there reviews out for this already?  I thought it already played in theaters?

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/29/2012 11:13:11 AM

Isn't North Korea Communist too? So if it makes sense for China it makes sense for them. But I could be wrong. I stopped paying attention to that crazy screwhead that ran that country a long time ago.  Wonder if his son can outcrazy him.

Muenster 10/29/2012 3:49:09 PM

Technically speaking, China has evolved into an oligarchy. 

Anyway, The Red Dawn remake will be DOA.

VTGamehendge 10/29/2012 4:17:54 PM

Yes, North Korea is a communist government.  But the "red" part has to do specifically with the U.S.S.R. and the Red Army.  That's why in the Cold War they called it "Red China" because they were backed by the U.S.S.R.  North Korea is just a communist North Korea.  Vietnam is also still technically communist.  My point is that "red" has never been applied to North Korea except MAYBE during the Korean War when they were backed by China.  But even then I don't think our government ever referred to them as "Red Korea."
 

jedibanner 10/29/2012 8:15:17 PM

Even the trailer doesn't sound as preachy as the movie...

dnbritt 10/31/2012 1:55:39 PM

Red is a term generally applied to anything communist.  It originates with the red Soviet flag, but red is a color often adopted by communist nations.

KyleRayner 10/31/2012 6:37:03 PM

I also think the premise of untrained youngsters outgunning and outsmarting trained military troops is silly but then again, this is a work of fiction, so I dont mind South Corea invading, I can suspend my belief. It was supposed to be China but the political and marketing implications of having China being the bad guys was too high, so they changed it, its not as if the producers loved the idea of it being SC, it was an external decision, one that Im willing to go along with.

This movie looks awsome and I cant wait to see it.

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