Written June 25, 2016
Yes you read that right, this is better than the original. I saw the original when it first came out and liked the movie very much. At the time the critics said the same things that all the critical comments are saying about this version. Some of the critical comments about the original were; "Why would the "Cubans" attack Michigan." "Too much unbelievable action." "Needs more story." "Needs to develop the characters more." Yes, all the same things they were saying about the original they are saying about this version. That was one of the first good (not great) action films made. Now we have action films coming out the wazoo and people want to hold this one to some kind of higher standard because it is a remake. Tell me what part of a Resident Evil movie is believable. What part of a Bond movie is believable. What part of a Die Hard movie is believable. None of these action movies are believable. If you like action movies this is a good one with a good story. Worth the money to see.
Written August 28, 2016
It's a pretty good movie. The idea of the US being invaded and it's citizens having to defend it is scary but makes for a good story. Plenty of loopholes and some things weren't explained. The original is still a classic and still my favorite but this one isn't so bad and it's worth watching.
Written July 26, 2016
Red Dawn did NOT suck. They kept the spirit of the original and modernized it. It's still not better than the original but it came close and I liked it a lot even with the changes they made, there are little things from the original that you'll see. Oh, get this kiddies, it's WAY OPEN for a sequel. I think they want to do that so we can see what happens after the conclusion of the original. BTW, "The chair is against the wall"
Written June 29, 2016
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 June 01, 2016
It was a typical modern-day action flick. Lots of explosions, shaky-cams, overly stylized people in gritty situations. Entertaining in some spots, cheesy acting in others. Still better than other movies in its genre. Wait for it to come out on Netflix or DVD.