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To: Iron Munro
While the Red Dawn remake will follow very closely in the footsteps of the original, this time around it is the North Koreans doing the invading of the only genuine superpower left on the planet – after filmmakers had originally slated the Chinese as the villains of the piece, but changed their minds in order to give the movie more appeal in the increasingly lucrative market of China.

This is all I needed to know.

3 posted on 11/25/2011 7:56:23 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
this time around it is the North Koreans doing the invading of the only genuine superpower left on the planet

Why not make the movie 100% Hollywood politically-correct, totally ridiculous, and a total box-office failure by making the invaders a group of Christian-fundamentalist survivalists hiding out in the back woods of Idaho?

27 posted on 11/25/2011 8:17:02 AM PST by PGR88
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To: central_va

The executive discussion probably went along these lines:

“Who should the enemy be? Muslim hordes?”
“No, can’t afford to put our lives at risk”
“Red Chinese?”
“No, can’t afford to write off the Chinese market. Too much money there.”
“I know? How about Tea Party Patriots?”
“Yeah! That’s the ticket.”

I’m wondering why it didn’t play out like that.


37 posted on 11/25/2011 8:28:21 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: central_va

While the Red Dawn remake will follow very closely in the footsteps of the original, this time around it is the North Koreans doing the invading of the only genuine superpower left on the planet – after filmmakers had originally slated the Chinese as the villains of the piece, but changed their minds in order to give the movie more appeal in the increasingly lucrative market of China.

This is all I needed to know.


In the original film the Chinese were our allies in the fight while the Europeans sat it out.

How realistic was that in the original?

I suspect that just like the original there will be some historical explanations about why the N. Koreans were invading. For example, a link with a new Islamic superstate that holds most of the oil supplies working with a united Korea and a newly reformed Soviet-bloc.

China stays neutral due to Korean nuclear weapons on their doorstep and the importance of US-China economic ties.

Maybe even Mexico is now controlled by drug lords and they’ve been promised California, Arizona and Nevada if the invasion is successful.

Something like that.


41 posted on 11/25/2011 8:40:42 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: central_va

I’m just surprised that they didn’t go full retard and make the Germans or British the invaders. Or the Israelis.


51 posted on 11/25/2011 8:58:59 AM PST by rbg81
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To: central_va; writer33

Didn’t want to offend the Chinese.

wow.

...

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?

lol


87 posted on 11/25/2011 1:37:09 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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