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The RED DAWN Remake's Chinese Badguys Are Being Koreanized!!
Aint It Cool ^ | 031611 | Merrick

Posted on 03/16/2011 6:58:23 PM PDT by Artemis Webb

Merrick here...

When John Milius made RED DAWN back in 1984, he showed us an America occupied by dastardly Soviet forces.

Dan Bradley's current remake of the film, however, has shifted the picture's focus to a Chinese invasion (a vaguely reasonable move given that the Soviets are no longer the "villains" du jour).

Well, whether or not China ever could, or would, think to overrun the United States has now been rendered irrelevant - because the invading forces in the Dan Bradley-directed rehash are being transformed into Koreans via digital trickery and other slight-of-hand tweaks.

...potential distributors are nervous about becoming associated with the finished film, concerned that doing so would harm their ability to do business with the rising Asian superpower, one of the fastest-growing and potentially most lucrative markets for American movies, not to mention other U.S. products.

As a result, the filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from "Red Dawn," substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no dollars at stake.

(Excerpt) Read more at aintitcool.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: reddawn
I was never much of a fan of the original so I really didn't give a crap about the remake. Still the idea of a NK invasion of the United States is so far over the top that it will be impossible to suspend belief to the point where any reasonable person could enjoy the movie.
1 posted on 03/16/2011 6:58:26 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

I have noticed in all the old remakes of movies, instead of communists, the bad guys now are corporations.

I saw the original Manchurian candidate just a few months ago. It was excellent (though upsetting), and I knew they had remade it recently. And the bad guys are....an evil corporation!

McCarthy was right...


2 posted on 03/16/2011 7:00:58 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Like someone else said, I WAS going to see it.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 7:03:18 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Artemis Webb
To avoid insulting the Koreans they should switch to the Duchy of Grand Fenwick invading the US again.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 7:04:31 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Artemis Webb

“Still the idea of a NK invasion of the United States is so far over the top that it will be impossible to suspend belief to the point where any reasonable person could enjoy the movie.”

Re-elect Odumbo and it won’t seem so far-fetched!


5 posted on 03/16/2011 7:05:28 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: KarlInOhio

Honestly you could do a remake of “The Mouse That Roared” and it would probably ring more true than ever. I would have NO PROBLEM suspending belief on that one!


6 posted on 03/16/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: KarlInOhio

I heard they are starting a space program.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 7:06:48 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: Artemis Webb

We’re now at a point where China is dictating the content of American movies.

Disgusting.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 7:28:35 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Artemis Webb
Just like the villains in Clancy's The Sum of All Fears" were changed from Iranians to Germans in the movie, making it much less credible. What is it with these filmmakers who are so fearful of offending the villains of the world?

By the way, the original Red Dawn had the Russians invade the U.S. - not the Chinese.

9 posted on 03/16/2011 7:33:40 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: Artemis Webb
I was never much of a fan of the original so I really didn't give a crap about the remake. Still the idea of a NK invasion of the United States is so far over the top that it will be impossible to suspend belief to the point where any reasonable person could enjoy the movie.

I thought so too until I saw the introduction of the new video game Homefront (written with Milius) and it takes place over like 15 years. US has dollar problems and brings overseas troops home. N. Korea forcibly reunites w/ S. Korea. US & Japan do nothing. N. Korea takes Japan and pretty much recreates the Greater S. E. Asia Co-prosperity sphere. It's like theh buildup to WW2 and almost believable. The gameplay is actually pretty boring though.

10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Artemis Webb

11 posted on 03/16/2011 7:47:04 PM PDT by matt1234 (How would obama react to a 9.0 earthquake in Kenya?)
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To: Artemis Webb

Australian movie.. red dawn-ish. china as the invading bad guys. not horrible.

12 posted on 03/16/2011 7:58:07 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Artemis Webb

The for-real Red Dawn invasion already occured—on election day 2008. The commies now rule. Is Hollywood the last to be told?


13 posted on 03/16/2011 7:59:36 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Artemis Webb

The Chinese don’t need to invade America...all they have to do is call in the “marker” for the money we owe them.....


14 posted on 03/16/2011 8:10:03 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Artemis Webb

I’m told that there is a game coming out called “Home Front” (I think that’s the name). It’s supposed to be set in the future, the American economy is in tatters (maybe Obama got re-elected?) and a unified Korea invades the US. Maybe there’s going to be some kind of marketing tie-in.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 8:28:38 PM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: matt1234

Oh my gosh, you read my mind.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 8:29:34 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Artemis Webb

Didn’t Charlie Sheen’s Wolverine character get killed in that movie? I knew there was something about that flick that I liked.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:32 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Artemis Webb

I thought so too, but... There’s a PC Game called Homefront that centers around a NK invasion of the US. It’s tempting to say that it’s too far out, but as I thought about, I was reminded of Germany after WW1. They were defeated, hungry, broken, paying out huge reparations, infrastructure falling apart, economy reduced to third world level. No one would have guessed then that in a mere 20 years, they would become the preeminent military and technological power on the continent. Who would have thought 20 years ago that China would become what it is today, or that the US would elect an open Socialist without a shred of real world experience, and questionable citizenship? Things change, which is why we must always be vigilant.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 9:07:35 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Artemis Webb

F=(ail) the new RED DAWN; this plot is so laughable now (as well as a rip-off of Homefront), and it hurts artistic integrity (as well as shows a lack of “guts” on the part of MGM leadership: and the producers).

I will not go see this; and it has dramatically reduced on my anticipation meter.

J.S.


19 posted on 03/17/2011 4:10:20 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Straight
To
Video


20 posted on 03/17/2011 5:48:57 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry ("I've got tiger blood and Adonis DNA!")
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To: Artemis Webb

I REALLY hoped they would stick to China. What a disappointment! Truly not pleased with this ...another loss to the Chinese.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 8:58:13 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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