Skip to comments.Red Dawn Remake Finally Gets A Release Date
Posted on 11/25/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by Iron Munro
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I’m just surprised that they didn’t go full retard and make the Germans or British the invaders. Or the Israelis.
interesting how the release date is timed where it will have minimum impact upon the voting block who will flock to this movie.....the young folks......god forbid, they have anything change their minds
I agree....it was a well made movie.
Im just surprised that they didnt go full retard and make the Germans or British the invaders. Or the Israelis.
“you never go full retard”-Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder
I predict . . . failure. At least the Aussie version, “Tomorrow When the War Began” was courageous to use the Chinese as the bad guys. Not a bad movie and they are making a sequel.
Perhaps they’re running out of tree bark to feed their people.
Movie tagline, “Red Dawn - Our Bark is Worth Their Bite”.
Looks more PC than Red Dawn.
If there ever was a classic setup for a movie the last episode of Jericho was it.
Texas ANG F-16 pilot Col. R. Thompson... "I think I just declared war on Cheyenne."
Now, here is a little something I didn't know...
Season 3 is not a live-action show, but a six-part comic book series "from the minds" of the original Jericho production team and written by the Jericho writing team. There have also been rumors of a motion picture version, beginning where Season 2 left off. During the 2011 Comic-Con, it was stated that the Graphic Novel buys are being watched, and could lead to the motion picture being made. Also, in an interview with IDW the following was stated, "a comment about a possible TV movie and a strongly worded conviction that we will get our show back."
When the Norks get to the intersection of Florence and Normandie, they will wish they were back in ping-pong eating Kimchee...
Just ask Reginald Denny.....
It’s prolly appropriate that Hollywood not offend the Chinese since in twenty years the Chinese will be running the State of California.
Here I was enjoying my Thankgiving apple pie and coffee.....
...Yea, we can't get them all and they'll be more to take their place. What happened to shock and awe?
It's funny, I find myself doing that even when carrying a cordless drill.
If they're ever in a position to get to LA, our military has obviously evaporated. The way North Korea took Seoul was by burning it to the ground with artillery and shooting anything that moved. LA gangs are intimidating only because the power of the state is sheathed in the name of individual rights and civil liberties. Against a real army, it would be a literal massacre.
Yes.. I agree with you... My post was just levity. However, in all seriousness.. I think the North Koreans are a kind of paper tiger. They only survived in 50’-53’ with the massive aid they received from China.
Today?.. They would cause havoc for two weeks, but if China did not back them up, they would peter out. We would have to fight a delaying action until they slowed and then use tech to overwhelm them.
This is not fantasy... if Obama has is way... he might want North Korea to be as strong as we are --- or should I say he wants us as weak or weaker then North Korea!!
They gave us a good run for our money with zero Chinese assistance, bottling up Walton Walker at Pusan, until MacArthur rolled them up starting with Inchon. Note that they were continuously pounded from the air by the Seventh Fleet and Air Force units, not to mention superior artillery forces with unlimited ammo, but the Pusan line resisted UN attack until Inchon. Today's NKPA is obviously better equipped than its 50's counterpart, and while it's no match for the ROK's, it would probably crush most Third World armies, let alone the LA gangs. I have no idea if today's North Koreans are anywhere near as stolid as their forebears in the 50's, but their infantry took punishing losses without flinching.
Jeez, why didn't they do that... just think of the $$$ they could make from the OWS Trust fund nuts...
Red Dawn was a good movie....this one I won't take the time to read the reviews... ,p>They even PC'd 'THE MUPPETS', by having an oil cmpany buying the Muppet place.
hollywierd...where movies are Rated 'PC'
“First, the original was one of the most moving motion pictures I’ve ever seen. I walked a mile back from the theater to my house, with my grown daughter who had seen it with me. Neither of us could say a word.”
I had the same reaction the first time I saw Red Dawn. I am disappointed that there is no blu-ray version.
Yes. You know the history well. I think the next time our air power will be our winning card. It would be hard to stop the Nork infantry. We only have 30K U.S. Army troops backing up the South Koreans.
But one thing that could be a difference maker is that it’s not entirely clear how well fed the North Korean army is. If they launch an attack with minimal food supplies and the soldiers are already hungry... they could lose the will to fight. Punishing and relentless air attacks on Nork supply lines will be key.
A very PC-looking cast, and not one of them with the charisma and presence of Patrick Swayze. They’re just the typical bland actors around today, all sporting that dirty, unwashed look. We have our unshaven skinhead type; our Hispanic; our unshaven geeky Beatles hair type; our muscular, darker skinned, shaved head black; our lighter skinned black; and one each brunette, redhead and blonde. Dollars to donuts the chick roles will have more testosterone in the movie than most of the guys. Who gets killed and who survives? Shrug.
The ROK's will grind up the NKPA and spit it out. The Korean War was a debacle because we denied heavy weaponry to the ROK's fearing (rightly or not) that they would invade the North and drag us into a war with the Soviet Union. If they had received the proper weaponry and training, the ROK's could conceivably have held their ground. Today, it's no contest. ROK materiel superiority simply dwarfs its NKPA counterpart. The ROK's might lose Seoul, because it's right across the border, but they would establish air supremacy almost immediately and interdict NKPA supplies coming south, thereby stopping the invasion in its tracks.
It's just a movie, after all. But I think many people have a mistaken view of the North Korean armed forces.
Our government doesn't have the integrity or gumption to stop the slow motion invasion by illegals that is taking place right now.
How would they deal with an invasion by the NORKs?
North Korea has a standing armed force of about 1,100,000, a claimed reserve of more than 8,000,000 and a paramilitary force of about 200,000. Their standing army is well trained, well armed and tough (Just ask the US vets from the Korean Conflict). The paramilitary forces are armed units that are not considered part of the formal military forces. As a comparison, the US has a standing armed force of about 1,500,000.
The concept of the movie poses an interesting dilema. How would the US government fight a large army ensconced in US cities and heavily populated areas? Would they be less or more concerned about collateral damage (civilian casualties) from fighting within the USA as they are in the mideast? Would every cartridge and shell fired, every missle released have to be approved by a JAG lawyer? Would the same restrictive rules of engagement apply?
Initially the US forces are probably better prepared and situated to defend Europe than defend an attack and invasion on our own sovereign territory. That is not to say they would't adjust rapidly - but the idea that fighting the NORKs would be like fighting the Duchy of Grand Fenwick are not realistic.
Why don’t they just have the Duchy of Grand Fenwick as the enemy?
I do have another scenario :)
The European Union goes through a severe financial crisis, one in which an economic collapse occurs. Nationalistic leaders like Anders Behring Breivik begin to emerge and restore financial order by seizing markets and putting the brakes on European financial markets. People see the likes of nationalistic leaders similar to Breivik as the saviors of Europe.
Russia joins forces with this new nationalistic EU and together plan an invasion of the US. This new alliance will then target China next.
China gets wind of EU/Russia plans to attack China. However, like the US before WW II, China is ill equipped to take on the new alliance. So, while the Alliance is preoccupied with defeating the US, China quickly builds her defense industry raising the defense spending from 2% of GDP to 50% of GDP.
The Alliance, after discovering China is intending to build up her military, begins a dual battle plan as they do not want to see China countering EU/Russian efforts. In the movie, all this would get conveyed to the teenagers in America through news reports, etc. But at first, they hear of severe defeats in China and wonder if they will have to take on the alliance alone.
While US forces and the "Wolverines" fight on, slowly news arrive of US forces repelling EU/Russia forces. But also, that a turn around had gone on in China which eventually lead to China cutting off EU/Russia reinforcements to the US. The "Wolverines" go on to defeat those remaining EU/Russian forces in North America.
I don't have the full script yet, but I'm working on it :)
There is one other twist I would add to the movie. The Wolverines encounter other American guerrilla groups. Except, they are fighting FOR the EU/Russia Alliance because the US and China are allies :) The Wolverines would question why these groups even exist but nonetheless are seen as treasonous enemies in the eyes of the Wolverines :)
That is one scenario, but it wouldn’t fall under a remake to the original. Maybe a sequel, but not a remake. I like my scenario for the remake of the original movie :)
Within that group there really were very few finger injuries... More were just people that are shooters. Now if I have taken note of this trait, you know that the bad guys have as well. I think most of us would prefer not to be shot because we gave ourselves away as being armed due to an extended trigger finger. So, I now make a mental note to curl that trigger finger along with the rest of my digits. Only when I draw my weapon from its holster will I straighten it out along side the frame of the pistol - that is until I'm on target and it's time to go to work. This straightening of the trigger finger is second only to the civilian tactical vest (I call them a "shoot me first" vest) in advertising that you are carrying a weapon. There are plenty of ways to carry concealed without having to look like "Tactical Tom". Concealment means undetected, not just the fact that the pistol is not visible.
Another "giveaway" trait is that of turning ones strong side (on which the pistol is carried) away from anyone to whom the gun toter is speaking. It gives away the fact that he is carrying... If you are carrying concealed (and want to keep it a secret) or working undercover, you can't give away to the bad guy the fact that you are carrying by favoring a side of your body.
It's funny to watch how people behave when carrying a weapon. With the best concealers, you never even know they have the pistol at all.
This looks like a stinker after they changed it from Chinese to North Koreans. I won’t be paying. The old ver. is good enough.
Interesting observation. I don’t extend my finger when standing relaxed but I will watch for it in others. I carry under-arm weak-side but have learned how to hug without them feeling it.
The old ver. is good enough.
This one looks like it might be pretty good:
likely to be a liberal version of “Red Dawn”
I wouldn’t dounbt it
Didn’t want to offend the Chinese.
Hey writer33, how about a parody review of a fictional remake of an old movie thats been completely stripped and redone according to political correctness?
“Tora, Tora, Tora” without anything that might upset the Japanese? for instance?
North Korea at this point, can’t even feed themselves.
Where would N Korea get the fuel?
They had to close down many factories and most places outside Pyongyang doesn’t have electricity because they didn’t have the fuel to run the trains that carried coal from the now-shuttered coal mines.
I should have never asked to see the long form...
Too absurd to accept, suspension of disbelief or not.
I would have made it UN troops under the world heritage site authority, with Venezuela providing the shock troops.
There's got to be at least a smidgen of reality fercryingoutloud.
By the way, silly or not, I always enjoy watching the original.
If for no other reason, this will be the reason for becoming a total flop, before it even plays, LOL.
It prompts this whimsical question :
Who is the greatest Black actor in U.S. History?
Lucky you. I paid to see it at the theater. Couldn't stop saying to myself "there's no way" after every scene. I know Hollyweird churns out bad flicks built on unrealistic premises every day, but that movie was pathetic.
Do you remember The Sum of All Fears?
Never have seen it, but I really enjoyed the Clancy book.
Notice the third picture, that was once our press shop which was filled to capacity with massive stamping presses, racks filled with parts and hi-lo's racing around moving parts from one area to another ......Virtually everything in that facility was removed with the dies being shipped back to Ford and the presses and the rest of the equipment auctioned off. All the available scrap metal was stripped off by the rigging company that purchased the contents.
The fourth photo shows where our #1 Line was. 1 Line was where we stamped all our Ford van roofs.......
Thank you for your post.
Our film makers once travelled to Europe to film scenes of mass destruction. Now they can do it right at home.
The fall of Detroit is such a sad commentary on government policy over the last 40 years.
Even worse, no one in authority seems to have learned anything from it as they are still pursuing the policies that destroyed one of America’s greatest cities.
Remember that they also cast the Russians out, as they want to sell this movie in Russia. They learned the lesson of the Modern Warfare series (Which is not for sale in Russia).
The movie production house replaced the Chinese with North Koreans?
For marketing reasons? Are you kidding me?
Can’t Hollyweird do anything right anymore?
And anyone is supposed to believe for one second, that North Korea would invade the United States?
Waste of a movie ticket. Utter waste. BORING. Hollyweird screws up yet again.
Might as well send it straight to DVD, PC dopes.