Written June 03, 2015
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 03, 2015
We saw the original Red Dawn and thought this would be worth the time. I read a review before going which didn't give a lot of praise. Since we already paid for the tickets, we obviously went and were pleasantly surprised. Due to this being made in contemporary times the show was much more realistic. This is a GO.
Written August 21, 2014
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 December 28, 2014
It was a great movie overall. It was a little shorter than what I like for a movie but that lead to no boring parts at all. It was inspirational with a great story and great actors. Very action-packed with a twist that i didn't see coming at all. Great movie that'd I'd see again and recommend to everyone.
Written December 24, 2012
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.