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.
Second, in my experience remakes are never as good as the original. I'll probably not bother to see this one, unless I see some really spectacular reviews. The mere fact that the producers would avoid a real adversary, like China, in the interests of making money, tells me all I need to know about them and the movie.
In 1984 the premise was at least plausible as Americans perceived the Soviets were stronger than they were. But the NOKOs? Really?
How about this. Teenage children of investment bankers from the Manhattan are forced to use Krugerrands to buy toothbrushes as Chine.. err.. Asian bankers take over Wall Street in the new blockbuster: Red Debt.
The Judy Garland remake of “A Star is Born” was pretty darn good. Ditto “The Magnificent Seven” which was a remake of “The Seven Samurai.”
I agree....it was a well made movie.
“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.
Do you remember The Sum of All Fears?
Never have seen it, but I really enjoyed the Clancy book.