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(Wall Street Journal)   Want proof China already owns us? The producer of 'Red Dawn' said "And to make a long story short, no one would distribute the film if the enemy was China"   (blogs.wsj.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Red Dawn, Providence College, Central Asian, jingoism, comics creators, indie comics  
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2012-11-27 06:34:50 AM  

heavymetal: Mikey1969: Why not aliens instead of Asians?

Or why not go with Beau's sarcastic suggestion, and depict an assault from the mythical creatures of faery ...

Hell, why not an uprising of the undead...

Well, here's one person who has no concept of how the movie works. It's not Independence Day or True Blood, it's a movie about how the US undergoes a surprise invasion and occupation, and how a small group of teenagers fights back. It's not supposed to be a sci fi or horror, just 'fi'.

I really wish that they hadn't decided to fark around and make this movie. Like Footlose, there was no need in any way for a remake of Red Dawn. It worked when it did, but has no context in today's world. I'll watch it when it doesn't cost me any more than some electricity, but that's it.

I agree, and the same thing goes for "Arthur".

I also agree with those who say the movie made sense in the 80's with the cold war but not now. Besides Cuba, I believe Nicaragua was communist at the time also making the story plausible from a logistical standpoint. It makes no sense in so many ways that North Korea could manage to stage any sort of U.S. invasion and occupation, especially with the technology the U.S. military has.

But then those are things people with common sense think about, not the target audience of the movie. I can see how this appeals to a certain segment of the U.S. populace; look how successful "2016" was. The movie is basically "porn for the derpers" and a fantasy dream for the tin foil hat crowd. They not only see the premise of the movie believable, but plausible by the many enemies created by the conservative echo chamber.


I would have liked to see a remake entirely from the POV of the Cuban colonel.

Also, will they still have the "500 million screaming Chinamen" line? Because that is no longer the preferred nomenclature.
 
2012-11-27 10:21:58 AM  

Mugato:
If they had to set it in the present, China produces every piece of shiat we buy. If they cut that off for a few weeks, that would put them in a semi-realistic position to invade us. North Korea is a farking joke.


I think they missed an opportunity for some really good plot twists with China as the antagonist. Consumer, computer and network electronics get shut down by a Red kill switch. China buys up all of the foreign owned US debt, etc, yadda yadda.
 
2012-11-27 01:27:14 PM  

maddogdelta: Granny_Panties: I got it! Lets make a movie about the US invading Canada!

[www.warof1812.ca image 219x326]

Works for me. We need more movies with strong female leads


Not a very riveting story for the movie-going public. You'd have to add a lot of explosions. Or a dog. I'm not sure which.

\Definitely not both.
 
2012-11-27 01:32:34 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: maddogdelta: Granny_Panties: I got it! Lets make a movie about the US invading Canada!

[www.warof1812.ca image 219x326]

Works for me. We need more movies with strong female leads

Not a very riveting story for the movie-going public. You'd have to add a lot of explosions. Or a dog. I'm not sure which.

\Definitely not both.


lost of exploding dogs would be optimal.
 
2012-11-27 05:36:37 PM  
So can anyone explain why the US is even getting invaded in this movie? Do we have a secret oil reserve that I don't know about or something? Because it seems like the effort to keep Americans in line is far more trouble than it's worth.
 
2012-11-27 05:55:39 PM  

schrodinger: So can anyone explain why the US is even getting invaded in this movie? Do we have a secret oil reserve that I don't know about or something? Because it seems like the effort to keep Americans in line is far more trouble than it's worth.


Why did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor? Why did the Dutch invade Poland? Sometimes there just isn't an answer for it besides they felt like doing some invading.
 
2012-11-28 09:01:40 AM  

schrodinger: So can anyone explain why the US is even getting invaded in this movie? Do we have a secret oil reserve that I don't know about or something? Because it seems like the effort to keep Americans in line is far more trouble than it's worth.


It's a surivialist wank-fest. It's like nerds who dream about a zombie apocalypse. You get to forget your dreary lives and pick up a gun and shoot bad guys. The zombie scenario is more realistic.
 
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