Written July 26, 2014
Stop comparing to the original masterpiece, and you should enjoy this do-over as much as I did. However, if you're obsessed with comparisons, you will be disappointed and should probably save your money for something else.
Written July 31, 2014
Or if your date is in love with the star of this movie take her on date night. Otherwise, i saw the original and it was better. This move was not bad its just we have seen all this before. The good points are the main hearthrob in the movie is good. Real good...when he was on i was into it. When he was not on i kept thinking these are elite soldiers against kids and well you know...i saw it for free i walked out of the Collection...see that review..good luck
Written November 23, 2012
This movie is offensive rehash that does the original no justice. This film did not explore the survival aspect of living under occupation at all. It was all just a rehash of the silly tricks of the old movies. One trick after another, those pesky North Koreans, and when they screamed Wolverines, it made me cringe how cheesy and dispassionate the wooden actors were.
I am sorry to say that Conner Cruise is not ready for prime time, he is as bad as Jayden Smith in that they both could be the worst up and coming actions stars to date. Keep coaching him dad, I am sure he will improve as much as you have over the last 20 years. Had to be one of the worst movies I have seen in a while, the director sucks he could not direct a cat in a paper bag.
Written November 24, 2012
I saw the original several times throughout the years and it is right up there with it! I was a little hesitant at first with this re-make when I heard it was only 93 minutes long and the original was much longer! One thing it did is take out a lot of the dead space, meaning the boring parts! This movie is non-stop action and well worth the money to go see in the big theater! They should have used China as a realistic scenario for bad guys, I felt they were trying to be politically correct by using North Korea which seemed to me NOT so realistic with today's events.
Written November 26, 2012
if you would have made a modern day remake of the old story i would have appreciated it a lot more. And whats with the whinny kid from Nickelodeon? You ruined a cult classic. Missing critical scenes and its a completely different plot line.