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Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans
Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:23 PM on 20th March 2011 | By Paul Thompson

Posted on 03/20/2011 6:46:49 PM PDT by Niuhuru

"Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans... so as not to offend Beijing"

Hollywood film-makers have changed the villains in a re-make of the film Red Dawn to avoid offending China and spoiling its chances of success at the box office.

The original action film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen featured Russian troops invading America.

In the remake Chinese troops lead the invasion - but bosses at MGM studio are to spend more than $1 million on digital special effects to make it appear the invaders are from North Korea.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; china; chinese; hollywood; mgm; msg; northkorea; reddawn
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The starring cast looks stupid and unrealistic.
1 posted on 03/20/2011 6:47:00 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru
They evidently have no idea who their target market is...

...or was.

2 posted on 03/20/2011 6:48:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Niuhuru

The Hollywood idiots will massacre this.


3 posted on 03/20/2011 6:48:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: Niuhuru

The North Korean INVADE America.

What a laugh!


4 posted on 03/20/2011 6:48:35 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Niuhuru

NK’s? Really? Cubans were more believable.


5 posted on 03/20/2011 6:48:46 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Niuhuru

I still don’t get why China would be offended by this.


6 posted on 03/20/2011 6:50:23 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Niuhuru

I’m surprised they’re not dubbing in a soundtrack so that the invaders are heard speaking in the Austrian language.


7 posted on 03/20/2011 6:50:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Niuhuru

"In a further move, the studio announced they will be using puppets and animation so as not to offend actual North Koreans..."

8 posted on 03/20/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT by mikrofon (He so ornery)
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To: Niuhuru

Stay away from Muslims, of course.


9 posted on 03/20/2011 6:51:52 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Niuhuru

They should use islamomaniacs....oh...wait...it’s a movie...not a documentary...


10 posted on 03/20/2011 6:52:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Niuhuru

I thought that the Chinese were on our side in that movie.


11 posted on 03/20/2011 6:52:36 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: Niuhuru

Good call MGM... Your spinelessness just saved me $10 and a couple of hours.


12 posted on 03/20/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks Niuhuru.


13 posted on 03/20/2011 6:53:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Niuhuru

Not only that - old. The beauty of the original is that they were high schoolers.


14 posted on 03/20/2011 6:53:54 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Niuhuru

The author of this article isn’t any too bright... the original Red Dawn movie featured in invading SOVIET army... Not Red Chinese.


15 posted on 03/20/2011 6:54:09 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: ThunderSleeps

“Good call MGM... Your spinelessness just saved me $10 and a couple of hours.”

They could have saved the million and millions more promoting it, by just throwing it into the trash. This movie will wind up was as many viewers as there are train riders in Los Angeles.


16 posted on 03/20/2011 6:55:29 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Niuhuru

I was going to see it but if they are going to PC it to death then they don’t need my money and I don’t see a need to support their stupidity.

I’ll stick to the original. Great job there MGM. If stupidity were painful, you guys would be in coma’s from the sheer agony.


17 posted on 03/20/2011 6:55:46 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Niuhuru

I’m a frequent movie-goer but I think I’ll pass on this one.


18 posted on 03/20/2011 6:56:02 PM PDT by Mears
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To: TheBattman

I don’t know the particular intelligence of the author, but the article states:

“The original action film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen featured Russian troops invading America. “


19 posted on 03/20/2011 6:57:33 PM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: bigheadfred

Can’t use the Mexicans because they have alredy invaded.


20 posted on 03/20/2011 6:58:25 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Niuhuru

China is plausible, but a pipsqueak economy like North Korea taking over here is retarded. And by bending to the sensibilities of China,,they prove the original concept is the true menace.


21 posted on 03/20/2011 6:59:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Niuhuru
Do they have a funny but nice gay guy? And surely they will address the dangers of global warming in this new movie too?

Sick....... Just leave it alone and don't cheapen it as with the “Poseidon Adventure” remake....... The only decent remake I've seem of late is “True Grit.”

22 posted on 03/20/2011 6:59:18 PM PDT by Red6
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To: TheBattman
The author of this article isn’t any too bright... the original Red Dawn movie featured in invading SOVIET army... Not Red Chinese.

I think it's the reader: "The original action film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen featured Russian troops invading America. "

23 posted on 03/20/2011 6:59:24 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Niuhuru
Should have been Muslim nuclear terrorists coming across the border from Mexico aided by drug cartel and Latin American Communist military forces. Neither China nor North Korea poses any realistic threat of land invasion to the USA - but the land invasion that is actually happening gets ignored.
24 posted on 03/20/2011 6:59:32 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Niuhuru

I hope the movie is a comedy. That’s the only way a film about North Korea invading the US would succeed.


25 posted on 03/20/2011 6:59:58 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: Niuhuru

Remake of movie should have targeted a Muslim invasion,
which in reality is going to happen.

Better yet, should have left well enough alone with the original, which this piece of crap will not reprise.

Hot Young Jennifer Grey

WOLVERINES!!!


26 posted on 03/20/2011 7:00:34 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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Here’s some old news...


27 posted on 03/20/2011 7:01:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: TheBattman

Actually, the filming was completed for this remake movie. The Red Chinese were the villains and it was set to be released last year (December I think). Chinese officials started making some noise. Boom! North Koreans are now the villains.


28 posted on 03/20/2011 7:02:45 PM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: Niuhuru

Don’t want them to cash in their T-bills at the moment; it could embarrass that immortal Hollywood hero, Obama al-Hussein.


29 posted on 03/20/2011 7:04:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Niuhuru

Maybe make it North Koreans and Libyans? lol


30 posted on 03/20/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: pnh102

I don’t think the Chinese really care. If anything, they’ll just ban the movie from going into the country. Big deal. They’ve already banned Google and Facebook. So what?


31 posted on 03/20/2011 7:06:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Niuhuru

It doesn’t even make sense anymore. The total population of NK and their military is outdated.


32 posted on 03/20/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Niuhuru

Hollywood has gone off the deep end. In the new Liam Neeson flick, Unknown, the bad guys are, of course, American businessmen and one of the good guys turns out to be (get ready for this) a Saudi prince who is using his oil wealth to benefit mankind.


33 posted on 03/20/2011 7:09:01 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Niuhuru

Stupid author. I also remember Red Dawn Americans saying “who’s on our side?”, followed by “a hundred million Chinese”, then “aren’t there a billion Chinese?”, and finally “there were...”. The Chines were our friends in the battle against the Russians and Cubans.


34 posted on 03/20/2011 7:09:29 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ThunderSleeps
Good call MGM... Your spinelessness just saved me $10 and a couple of hours.

Exactly.

35 posted on 03/20/2011 7:10:05 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Niuhuru
Uhm, the bad guys in the original were CUBANS AND RUSSIANS

Fools.

36 posted on 03/20/2011 7:11:32 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Niuhuru
I'm only surprised they didn't make the villains Tea Partisans and right-wing militia crazies.

Honestly, when I heard they were remaking this one, I really expected the story to be one of a beneficent communist invasion come here to rescue American from President Palin.

37 posted on 03/20/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (Everything you know about McCarthyism is wrong.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
This movie will soon be available in Wal-Mart's $5 bin, alongside such classics as Mutant Ants and The Hunt.
38 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:09 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: pnh102
> I still don’t get why China would be offended by this.

You were being sarcastic, right ?

Just in case you weren't, its because they [the ChiComms] will lose at the end of the movie.

The studio would have been better off having the ChiComms win, then at least they would be guaranteed an Oscar(TM) for best picture, a Nobel Peace Prize for the director, and Presidential Medal of Freedom for the producers.

39 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:18 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Mike Darancette

Col. Andy Tanner: Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.
Darryl Bates: Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.
Col. Andy Tanner: There *were*.


40 posted on 03/20/2011 7:14:22 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Niuhuru
I have an idea for a flick about hot crusader pilots with nukes.

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41 posted on 03/20/2011 7:14:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Niuhuru

Why cant Hollywood come up with some new stuff ?


42 posted on 03/20/2011 7:14:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Hollywierd is so pathetic.
They could make a movie about terror cells attacking
malls in the mid west and everday american families
using ingenuity and individual heroism to survive,
grieve for their losses, then wreak cold havoc on
the terrorists.......but nooooooo.


43 posted on 03/20/2011 7:15:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Regardless if it were Chicoms or Nokors...I was going to download this eventually by bittorrent anyways LOL.


44 posted on 03/20/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT by max americana
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> Can’t use the Mexicans because they have alredy invaded.

ROTFL !

"Many a true word is spoken in jest" - An English Proverb

45 posted on 03/20/2011 7:17:23 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: mikrofon


46 posted on 03/20/2011 7:19:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: al baby; Niuhuru
Battle LA was pretty good.
47 posted on 03/20/2011 7:23:28 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Niuhuru

The cast looks like some B actors rounded up from a restaurant in Hollywood..and I work in Hollywood!


48 posted on 03/20/2011 7:25:51 PM PDT by max americana
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...and I work in Hollywood!

Which restaurant?

49 posted on 03/20/2011 7:32:07 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: null and void

It’s a french resto called Le FU..


50 posted on 03/20/2011 7:33:45 PM PDT by max americana
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