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.
Tell you what, go see and tell us how great or stupid is was. I will not be going.
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.