Written September 18, 2014
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 October 21, 2014
Being a former service member I was very impressed by the technical aspect of this movie. I also believe they protrayed the scenerio of an ivasion, the current events included in the movie, and resistance that might be encountered by an enemy were very acurate. I must say the action in the movie was very realistic, the acting not so bad, and they stayed pretty true to the original movie. Over all it was a great movie! I haven't been to a movie in a theatre for at least four years and I went and saw the midnight showing. Great over all movie!
Written November 28, 2014
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 April 25, 2015
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 May 23, 2015
If you're going to sit through this movie, be prepared to suspend your disbelief and forget all about reality. The action was interesting but not much else. Action movies need to realize that they don't always need to force the requisite romance into every movie. But damn did Josh from Drake & Josh grow up!