November 25, 2012
A great alternative to the other "Dawn" movie.
It has been a long time since I have seen the original. But when I saw that this movie was coming out, I knew I had to see it as soon as I could. The first thing that I noticed was that the beginning montage was almost ripped straight out of the Video Game Homefront. Coincidently (or not) that game had input from John Milius... the writer of the original Red Dawn.
The only real complaint that I have is during one particular action scene, the camera is too bouncy and it is hard to make out the action. Overall, though, it was a joyfull ride and very welcome. This day in age, we all need something to remind us of the fighting spirit of America.
In the end, if you crave a good action movie this holiday season, or if you are dragged to the other "Dawn" movie by your significant other, this movie makes a great alternative. You can even make a compromise... "We can see your Dawn movie, if we go to see mine as well."
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