Film District and Yahoo have revealed the first theatrical trailer for Red Dawn. This remake of director John Milius' 1984 cult favorite watches as an elite and overwhelming North Korean terrorist force launches a full-scale invasion of the United States.
After a devastating first strike, a large section of the country finds itself held hostage under the terrorists' brutal occupation, but salvation comes in a surprising form: a young U.S. Marine (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) who organizes his teenage brother (Josh Peck, The Wackness) and other survivors from their small home town into an unlikely - but effective - guerrilla resistance squad.
I'm agreeing with Insomniac01. Kinda tired of the remakes and reboots. Ok Abbrams' Star Trek is kick ass, granted but still enough is enough. I went along with Clash of the Titans but I'm passing on Total Recall and I think I'm gonna pass on this as well. Come up with some new shit Hollywood !!!
This was supposed to come out this summer but was delayed because the invaders were the Chinese but if it was China the film wouldn't get released there, so they had to change all the Chinese flags and such to North Korea. Now it is Homeland the movie lol.
Please, North Korea doesn't even have the ability to invade South Korea. The very idea that North Korea could amass an invasion force large enough to make it all the way across the ocean without being detected from the get go, and not be stopped by South Korea and Japan and our own Pacific Fleet before even they even made it halfway to U.S. soil, is so ludicrous it instantly makes the film a complete joke.
I'm tired of all the remakes as well but some are good. This looks ok, Red Dawn is a product of the 80's how a remake will work we will see. It looks ok but obviously there was/is some problems or why would it take so long to release. Obviously Hemsworth being in Thor, Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman help raise awareness of the film. Also Hutcherson being in Journey 2 and The Hunger Games does the same things. It's look alright but no one will top C. Thomas Howell shoutin "Wolverines!" haha
The delay came amid growing controversy in China after excerpts of the script were leaked on the website The Awl. The film drew sharp criticism from the Global Times, one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers, with headlines such as "U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China" and "American movie plants hostile seeds against China." One of the articles stated: "China can still feel U.S. distrust and fear, especially among its people. Americans’ suspicions about China are the best ground for the hawks to disseminate fear and doubt, which is the biggest concern with the movie, Red Dawn."
I think people are taking this film way too serious. It looks like a popcorn action flick to me. i loved the original. I may wait for Redbox for this unless I get a free ticket. being more selective with the theater with the prices these days.
i agree with thedarkangel1975 and Aerodude73. the original is a classic but this looks like a solid popcorn flick and it has a completely different tone judging from the trailer obviously the same story but completely different vibe, ill probably see this when it comes out and im also really glad that the original is finally coming to blu-ray, hopefully it gets a good transfer
Does it look good because it improved on the story line or does it look good becuase it has upgraded Special - Effects that makes us go "duh'? STILL LOVE THE ORIGINAL!!! Long live original stories and down witth remakes, reboots and reimagined crap!!!
Will it have that theme music? Will it have Harry Dean Stanton screaming "avenge me!!!"or have C Thomas Howell standing arm in air screaming "wolverines"!!
Then go F&@$ yourselves and write something original for Christ sakes .
I was angry and disappointed when I found out about this remake, but notw that I have seen the trailer, I can't wait to see this. If the movie is as good as the trailer, then I'm all for it. BTW, I still love the original and nothing will change that.
Been hearing about this for years. Better late than never. Must be why the original is finally getting a BD in October.
I'm looking forward to this one as well as seeing the original on BD, but I must agree they've got some serious work cut out for them to pull off North Korea on the plausibility scale. If in the distant future or after a major economic collapse or something, maybe, but that doesn't appear to be the case looking at that trailer.
The title also seems about as appropriate as Sony calling The Kung Fu Kid, The Karate Kid; but the movie itself was pretty great, making it easier to overlook the stupidity in the naming.
China and India are both hovering around 4,500,000 and the US has about 2,900,000. Although it's hard to imagine NK's deployment strategy, sometimes it's possible to gain the advantage just through sheer overwhelming numbers. Also, "Red" often refers to Communist regimes (Red China), so the title is still fitting.
The trailer looks really good, but it is probably due to the likeability of Chris Hemsworth and the music from Filter. I don't want to rush out to watch, but it will be worth a look to compare to the original.
North Korea could potentially provide the manpower for an invasion, but it takes more than mere numbers of troops to get anything done. They couldn't do anything without major support from China. And lest we forget, much of the invading force in the original Red Dawn was...Cuba.
there are those that wonder why north korea and not china and there is no similary between both Russia and North Korea. Those of us in the military or who have served know there is a very distinct similary. It was wise to not have China. However, not sure how wise North Korea will be in the long run. A lot of what the military does and does not do hinges not only on China, but also allies to China. Hence North Korea is crimson red indeed.
The entire plot and premise of this film looks like something that belongs on the cover of the tabloid magazine "Weekly World News."
Seriously, it is far more likely that Earth will be invaded by space aliens, than it is that North Korea and/or China would ever invade the U.S.A. People need to realize that today, the art of war has less to do with manpower, and more to do with technology and weaponry, and there's no country that even comes close to possessing the overall power of the United States military. If those countries ever did attempt such an attack, the United States response would be rapid and devastating, plain and simple.
Also, it needs to be remembered that the original 1984 film itself was extremely farfetched and unrealistic in many ways (even for its time), but it at least was an original idea, was wonderfully directed, shot, scored, and acted, and it fit in well with both national sentiments and world politics at the time, especially the threat of nuclear war between the U.S.A. and former Soviet Union. As he describes in his interview on the Collector's Edition DVD, Milius' intention was not to be a war monger, but instead to display the futility of war (which he did quite well in my opinion).
Forget this new remake, and buy the Blu-ray and/or DVD of the original film.
Looks awful. North Korea? Holy Hell. Maybe I'll rent the special-edition blu-ray if they release the original pre-sell-out version on it (made before digitally inserting North Korean iconography over the all the Chinese icons). The production stills with the faux propaganda posters with pro-occupation slogans such as "Rebuilding Your Reputation," "Repairing Your Economy," and "Fighting Corporate Corruption" were very intriguing, in a near-apocalypse sort of way. Could have been a neat film.