Written October 27, 2016
I am a huge fan of the original so I was very skeptical about this new version, in my mind I knew there were going to screw it up..
After seeing it last night I have to say honestly,, it was better than the original ! ..
It's so full of sitting on the edge of your seat action , a few one liners, and a few wow moments
If you liked the first one you will love this one.. don't miss it
Written January 23, 2017
As far as remakes go, not too great. They changed a lot of story elements from the original. HOWEVER, they did very good adapting the America Invaded scenario to modern times and showed us a completely plausible way it could happen. I loved how they showed the strategy and thinking behind the action scenes. The acting was good, but nothing special. Josh Peck, Chris Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson held their own just fine. They're great actors but I feel they were extremely limited with the editing and direction of this film. Honestly I felt the entire film was limited by pushing it to a pg13 audience. Way too mature of matters to simply dumb down for a targeted audience. This felt more like the game Homefront than Red Dawn. But at the end of the day, it was good for it was. Though it did leave me wanting more (the ending came way to quick for my taste. It should have been longer and easily could have been.) But hey, the action is solid and the movie will keep your attention. It's good.
Written March 23, 2017
It's hard to imgine the North Koreans pushing such a large and complex operation. Overall I still am a big fan of the origianl Red Dawn! Opps! Did I just date myself!
Written March 25, 2017
Took the whole family and everyone enjoyed the movie.
Realized the only thing keeping our enemies from attacking our shores is the hundreds of millions of guns owned by our civilian/militia.
I could see why the critics hated it, they are all liberals who hate guns.
Written May 05, 2016
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.