Written November 29, 2012
Good movie with updated special effects, but nowhere near as good as the original. The ending left you hanging, kind of like it's being transitioned to a TV series. Not disappointed but not in a hurry to see it again. Have seen the original a dozen times.
Written July 25, 2014
So I wasn't expecting much when I went to see the remake of Red Dawn... but I was pleasantly surprised. While the threat of a North Korean invasion seemed a bit out there the action scenes and feeling of impending doom felt tangible. Overall, it was a good movie!
Written December 14, 2012
This movie is truly one of the best films this year. The acting is quite impressive for action movie about teens fighting for their country. I cried more than once, and chances are your heart will break too. There is an appropriate amount of comic relief thrown in, but it doesn't feel forced in any way. It works.
The shaky camera technique is used during many action scenes, adding a sense of chaos which fits perfectly to the film. Dialogue is well thought out, and wonderfully delivered, never feeling out of character or forced.
If you are an action movie fan, you'll absolutely love it. If you're not an action movie person, you will be completely satisfied. A wonderfully done film that will leave you wanting more.
Written August 02, 2014
I was concerned, because I loved the original! Although, I hated that the female characters were really effing weird in the original.
As for the new version - I really liked it, and my boys (14 and 11) loved it! Some of the things I wished had happened in the original were actually done with the newer version (like stronger, less oddball characters). It's definitely a good update!
Written December 31, 2012
Now let me say, this is not the original but it still was good. If you want to see a movie with lots of actions, and things getting blown up, then this is the move you want to check out. I enjoyed the flick, and i can't wait to see what is in store down the road. Instead of the Russians attacking us, we have the North Koreans who are trying to take over our country. A band of kids will do everything in their power to stop this from happening. Are you a leader or a follower?? Join the Wolverines on this journey and see where it leads them. Great movie for action junkies, and not for the faint of heart. Too much going on for children. Go check it out.