Written March 02, 2015
If you want to see a movie just to see a movie then see this one. Don't get me wrong - it was entertaining but as with a lot of movies in the semi-patriotic, hurray for our team genre this one stretches reality and has the typical plot lines. I saw this movie with another guy friend and it was fun enough for a saturday at the movies but that is the jest of it.
Written November 22, 2012
Being a fan of the original movie with Patrick Swayze, Erin Grey, Thomas C. Howell; I was excited to see it remade with today's graphics and special effects.
I was SO disappointed. It was full of action, the actors were good, but the storyline was.....well there was none. It ruined the whole movie. Then when they tried to developed a storyline they went with the most implausible, cheesy one they would find. I mean, they went out of their way to make it bad. It was a waste of my night!
Written November 23, 2012
Like the first Red Dawn, this one is inspiring with a lot of action. I enjoyed it even though I couldnt' figure out how the bad guys, the North Koreans, could have invaded the north west coast and taken over? I understand Russia and/or China doing that but North Korea? I guess they couldn't use Islam or Russia as the primary villians.
Written August 31, 2014
I don't know what the critics are whining about - like usual they have bombed an excellent and entertaining movie. I liked this better than the original - it's updated and more believable. A fun ride - I saw it twice. I do agree with one viewer here who complained about the shaky camera work - mounting a camera on somebody's head then having them go running through the woods just makes me carsick. I had to take dramamine to watch this movie. However, I loved it enough to go back!
Written September 16, 2014
This movie was poorly deleloped when compared with the original although the special effects were better. The movie left too many unanswered questions and many of the incidents were unrealistic. Russia and North korea invading the US? Red China I would believe but North Korea an Russia lack a sufficient population for the task.