Trailer Watch: Red Dawn

“Communism” is no longer a “threat,” so why is this a thing?

Red Dawn

Plot Summary: A band of young adults must stand together against a surprise invading force and take back the country they love.
Release Date: November 21, 2012



Rating: C
Commentary: Doing a different style edge isn’t new, but in a sea of solid-edged posters, it’s not a bad decision. However, the content of the rest of the poster is too generic. You might even be able to re-title the film: Kids with Guns and sell more tickets.
Rating: C-
Commentary: Minining the 1980’s for remakes seems to have hit a nadir. Not only is Red Dawn one of the least remembered popular films of the ’80s, the subject is also more than twenty years out of date. Sure, they’ve replaced the Communist Russians with Communist North Koreans, but the concept is much the same. They could have gone a different route with this, but I guess you get what you pay for. I feel bad for the talented cast stuck in the film.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: None.

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