Help us get to 60,000 subscribers on our YOUTUBE channel by the end of the year, click HERE
Our Review of Red Dawn:
KRISTIAN: I’m a huge fan of the original “Red Dawn”, so when I heard they were remaking it I was skeptical with maybe a tinge of optimism…that was 4 years ago, before MGM went bankrupt and decided that Josh Peck should be in this. Now 2012 is almost over and we can another contender for worst of the year: this is a flaming stinkpile on wheels. I was actually into the move for the first 20 minutes; North Korea takes the role of Russia and invades the USA. Ok, I’m on board. Then we actually need character development, a cohesive story and capable acting. Three commodities that “Red Dawn” features precious little of. Chris Hemsworth does all he could stepping into the role of the great Patrick Swayze, but his brother is played by a horrific Josh Peck; a character so annoying he almost single-handedly makes you want to root for North Korea. He is the worst offender but not the only flaw in this garbage pile; there’s so many good movies to see in theaters right now…avoid this one at all costs. Swayze, Sheen and the gang are still the only true Wolverines!
SCORE: 1/5 SCHMOES
MARK: Unlike my counterpart, I didn’t see “Red Dawn” as a kid but am a big fan…however it seemed like a film that could be remade into something special and relevant in modern times if done right. It wasn’t. Although I was sucked into this film for a good 45 minutes, the story keeps letting you down with it’s lack of cohesion or logic. Whereas you could believe the Wolverines sneaking around and making trouble for Russia in the original, in the 2012 version sacrifices realism for silly action scenes and bad relationships. Watching Josh Peck’s character sacrifice a mission to save his impossibly hot girlfriend is not only cringe-worthy, it’s an insult to an audience that is desperately trying to suspend disbelief. Chris Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Brett Cullen make the best of a bad situation with their performances…but it’s not even to rally the rest of the troops. I’m all for ordinary citizens-turned-heroes, great action and fervent patriotism…and as such, I’ll put on the original “Red Dawn” this Thanksgiving.
SCORE: 2.25/5 SCHMOESRed Dawn (2012) Review,