Friday, July 18, 2008

Theyre remaking Red Dawn

SO, MGM has decided to remake one of my favorite movies, Red Dawn. Sure the special effects wern't much, even in the 80s, the acting was wasn't great at times and it was somewhat campy, but the concept and story line is great. In case you've never seen it, its about Russia invading America. When they capture a small town, some high school kids flee and decide to fight back, they do, however eventually attrition takes its toll and the survivors have to flee to the free part of America. but in the end America wins. This movie launched the acting careers of Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, and Powers Boothe. Also it was the first PG-13 movie ever and for a short time was the most violent movie ever made, but its relatively tame by today's standards.

Ive always said they should remake this movie, but I'm somewhat scared as to what they'll do with it. I'm afraid they will butcher it like they did with that Tom Clancy adaptation by making the enemy some rich "right-wing" Nazis. I hope they don't. The screenwriter has said this however: "The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in. As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?" The problem is, if its not Nazi terrorists, and you put Muslim terrorists in there, you'll anger the Muslims, not that i mind that, but they, being the PC (politically correct) thugs they are cant have that. Even if they were terrorists, however, it wouldn't make much sense, terrorists do not try to hold ground and do not engage in conventional wars, so I'm not sure how that would work. Keeping the red in Red Dawn, they could have china as the enemy, or they can just have Russia in their again, they still hate us. Or they can just keep the original time period and retell the story with out changing much. I just don't want the enemy to be rich white Nazi billionaires. On a similar topic, id really like to see a film adaptation of the computer game World in Conflict. But anyway that's my biggest fear. But it was a movie with some memorable scenes such as these:

one of the most memorable scenes

another memorable scene

The trailer for the movie, however the McDonald's scene never made it in

You can really see the cheapness in the trailer, still a good movie.

That's all i have to say on this, also the movie is occasionally on TV, try and look for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patrick Swaze is pretty hot !!!