This is all I needed to know.
Will China then play the role of the Soviet Union in the original movie, who supported the Cubans? So China would be the power behind the N. Koreans.
Nothing else would make sense.
So the North Koreans invade the United States? They should have stuck with the Chinese.
It’s going to be one hell of a stretch for a North Korean invasion to be credible. At least you could rationalize a Chinese one as they are getting to superpower status. North Korea can’t even feed itself.
The first was was just a so-so movie, why would I watch a remake?
Now bow down to your Chinese overlords, Hollywood!
Another hollywood movie remake?
Why use the North Koreans as villains when Hollywood could have just used the Real Mexican Invasion that is occurring right now???
They could have called it Roja Dawn...
This is a mis-characterization. China has an annual quota of 20 American movies a year. Red Dawn will not make that quota - its villain, North Korea, is an ally the party characterizes as being as close to China as lips and teeth (in the quaint Chinese phraseology). I'd say MGM is recasting the villain so that its other movies (including the James Bond franchise) aren't permanently excluded from China's annual quota of American movies.
The NorKs invading? Riiiiight.
If this one is anything like the original, it’s going to make the liberals’ heads explode.
Oh wait, sorry...that's a news item, not a movie plot. :)
At least the writers could have made a more plausible script than this piece of crap.
You folks here are right though this movie will be in the discount bin quick.
ABSURD premise: North Korea has its hands full already with invading ITSELF.It can only threaten the rest of the world with its nukes, if anything,
and that doesn’t constitute an “invasion”. China, also is not about to physically invade the USA: the real danger with China is that they can do pretty much what they want in the world, especially with us, because we “owe them”.
The real danger as everyone knows unmistakably for the last decade at least, is Radical Islam. This movie may have some fanciful notions that it will be taken as a “parable”, with N. Korea ‘sitting in’ for Islam, but I can’t see how they could even make that believable, since they’re starting from a chicken**it premise, and hence are showing a major failure of artistic and political nerve from the get-go.
Ok, so who is helping the norks in the remake? In the original, the cubans invaded with nukes, navy, advisors, and air support from the soviets.
the Norks, just as the cubans, don’t have what it takes to pull something like this off all by themselves. Lets just make a list of possible allies(excluding china)
I can’t think of any others. I don’t see any on the list with a navy capable of getting it done.
Alright, how about a scenario? We’re gonna need a perfect storm kind of a situation. Our military will need to be decimated in the blink of an eye. Lets say we have a massive troop buildup (over and above what we already have) in the middle east to do something with iran and syria and pakistan. Then they use a coordinated nuke attack on their own soil to wipe out our troops. This leaves us in a weakened state and the norks decide to take advantage. more nukes are launched on america and then a ground invasion.
there’s still the problem of our navy. There’s still the problem of our own nukes. Nobody on that list has enough nukes to take out all of our nukes.
Ok, cyber war. after the coordinated nuke attack on our forces in the asia/middle east, there is a massive cyber war waged that knocks out our satellites and most all of our communications. THEN the norks begin a massive ground invasion.
Its kinda tenuous but I guess it will work in a movie.
By the time modern day hollywood gets done re-writing it, it’s going to be about armed Christian tea-parters attacking minorities, and the OWS protesters will be cast as the heroes defending the minorities.
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.
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.....