Red Dawn Brings Yawns : Remakes leaves fans with unanswered questions

Red Dawn opened in theaters on 21 Nov. 2012. Red Dawn is a remake of the original film that came out on 1984 starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey.

The recent release of the movie stars Josh Hutcherson, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki and Isabel Lucas. From the start of the movie, there is confusion. Nothing is being explained and nothing seems to be making sense. The characters of Jed and Matt Eckert constantly butt heads and that is one of the first things you notice. Soon, Spokane is invaded by North Korea but it was not just Spokane; the attack was on national scale. Unlike the original Red Dawn, they do not give any explanation on why North Korea invades the United States. Soon, Russia gets involved and again there is no explanation on why this occurs.

The Eckert brothers make it to safety along with other rebellious young people. The group of people took the name The Wolverines and they decided to arm up and defend Spokane.

The effects in the battle scenes looked more realistic in comparison to the original since technology has advanced within the three decade time gap. As a result, the highlights of the film were the fight scenes. I do not recommend seeing this movie in theaters unless you are just watching for the action. I would just wait until it is out on DVD or BluRay.

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