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P_a_u_l
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Sadly, a remake, not the original.

And given this bit of news, I fear for the effort.....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8192979.stm

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I've said it before, and I'll say it once again: I was never a fan of Red Dawn. The premise of the movie is really a great one, but the movie loses me after the first 20 - 25 minutes. I think so much more could be done with a premise as intriguing as the one suggested by Red Dawn, and, quite frankly, I always liked Toy Soldiers a lot better.

Given these opinons, I'm not apalled at the notion of a remake, given (IMHO) the disappoinment that the original film turned out to be. However, that's not to say that a remake would necessarily improve upon the original. Given the slew of putrid remakes that have been released over the last 5 years, I'm slightly dubious abobut this project as well.

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I think the issue with Red Dawn was one of scope. The idea of the town being taken over as part of a larger plan was fine, but they tied it into world war 3 and had Europe be wiped out and half of America destroyed/occupied. It was too much. They should've kept the story limited to the takeover of the town as a trial run for something bigger, that 'the kids' manage to ruin.

That's why Toy Soldiers works so well; it has a nice, plausible scale to it. It reminds me of 'Taps'. Actually, it also reminds me of the 'Die Hard' movies.

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I saw Red Dawn for the first time last year: pretty good movie with nice survivalist themes. The only way a remake would work IMO is if it were made independently with the narrative sophistication of V: For Vendetta meets the unremitting ultra violence of Battle Royale. As it stands, I agree, it doesn't sound too promising.
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So Kash just watched this for the first time last year..........well I just saw it for the first time last night.

I'm not sure what I actually think this morning? I got so freaking confused..........is it because i'm a girl? haha

I loved that there were so many 80's stars in it........thing was in some scenes I couldn't tell which main male character it was? haha

I loved how it just started into the takeover......within the first 10 mins or so.

Funny that the special features on my dvd are to have a running tally of a death count? eekkk.

Anybody got any favorite parts? Everyone I know loooooooooooooves this movie......If i'd seen it as a kid would I understand it better??? hmmmmm
Help me out here people?

I really liked it though. [Big Grin]

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"Red Dawn" had great cast and overall was an enjoyable flick. Always thought is was interesting that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey were actually in this movie first...


Wolverines!!!!

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quote:
I'm not sure what I actually think this morning? I got so freaking confused..........is it because i'm a girl? haha
Your confusion may be because you're a girl, but what does that have to do with Red Dawn?!

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If i'd seen it as a kid would I understand it better???
No, probably not. It always was a slightly messy John Milius right-wing piece of alternate future history nonsense (in an enjoyable way). The film really is as bonkers as it seems.
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The movie is a more than a bit propagandistic, not very well balanced and has some boring moments, but it's beautifully crafted. The influences of Ford and Kurosawa are very obvious. It's a pleasure to watch these dark, postcard-like images.
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