Written November 27, 2014
North Korea (smaller than Florida and total population about 125% that of Florida) invades and wipes out the entire US military in one day. Local teens are the only ones left to defend the entire civilized world with deer rifles and shot guns. Not much dialogue, poor acting but lots of bangs and booms. The screens writers must have been really bombed, LOL.
Written October 05, 2015
Having watched the original Red Dawn many, many times, my expectations were set high up. I was expecting to see the same movie with better FX and new actors. It was not the first movie, redux. Not at all. The story has appealed to a couple of RD1984 moments, and of course the general idea of some young folks that found themselves in a position in which they had to decide to fight or to submit to foreign armed invaders that, without warning, parachuted themselves into an All-American town. The combat scenes were more realistic that those on the original versions, and the outcomes more credible. The end...go check it out by yourself. Expect the unexpected. Great movie. Fast paced, action packed, it feels shorter than it actually is. I sincerely recommend.
Written July 28, 2015
This movie made me proud to be an American! I clapped, I stomped, I yelled at the screen and it even pulled my hearstrings! A great date night movie to get that adrenaline going for some rough, dirty you-know-what afterwards!
Written July 29, 2015
This movie was a well done action movie complete with a brilliant plot twist that I didn't see coming.The acting was great and Josh Peck did a suprisingly well job in this movie compared to his background in Drake and Josh. It was great to see him grow up. During this movie I found myself laughing out loud and tearing up all in the same scene. This movie sends a message of hope, inspiration and togetherness that Americans will always have and I think that this was DEFINATELY worth the money to go see it. BRILLIANT job. GO SEE IT..
Written July 31, 2015
I'm a big fan of the original version of this movie, and was really looking forward to watching the remastered version. However, it left me feeling indifferent. True, it had lots of pretty action sequences, but the plot lost a lot of impact because we never became as emotionally connected to the characters in this version as the original.
The things that they changed, they changed in a way that did nothing to help the movie and may in fact have hurt it. I still love the concept, but it left me wanting.