GUN Red Dawn V.Remake

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  1. jayhat

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    Wait... So they are remaking Red Dawn!?!?!:eek3::eek3::eek3:

    Sorry if this is a repost. My sub ran out a couple days ago so I cant search. I just came across this on the net today...


    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/774823/remaking_red_dawn.html


     
  2. Keesh

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    Not sure how I feel about it. Red Dawn was good, but in the 'bad old movie' kind of way. I can't imagine what a new one would be like.
     
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    Red Dawn worked because there was another superpower in the world we could all fear. Who do we have now, China? Yes, maybe, but not from invasion.

    Only scenario I could imagine would be a post-Obama breakdown of civil liberties and subsequent war to reestablish the constitutional government, a movie which would be so right leaning, Hollywood would raise the ocean levels with their cold sweats.
     
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    With Russia doing maneuvers in the Gulf with Venezuela and Cuba, this might just catch on.
     
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    awesome, I hope it's good. :bowdown:

    like I need anything else to fuel my already heightened paranoia. :mamoru:
     
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    True, though. The enemy this time is from within. The original Red Dawn was a pretty good movie, with some gritty truths about trying to be a macho survivalist when you country is overrun (or collapses or whatever).

    What you're talking about would probably look a little like the last third of that book Patriots.
     
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    http://www.cracked.com/article_16665_5-upcoming-remakes-80s-movies-that-must-be-stopped.html

    #5. Red Dawn

    Communists invade America by paratrooping into a small, Colorado town. But they didn't count on running into a scrappy group of teens with a truckload of guns and everything to prove.

    Why It Made Sense Then:

    If you don't remember the 80s, just imagine listening to Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" playing on a boom box that at any moment could explode, killing you and everyone you know.

    It was the peak of the Cold War, and America was basically standing around in parachute pants waiting for Armageddon to start. Back then, we all pretty much expected that one day we'd glance out the window during study hall and see a sky full of Communist paratroopers.



    Now, how the bad guys in Red Dawn flew several thousand miles in hundreds of aircraft undetected until they suddenly landed on a high school football field in Colorado isn't really explained, but you couldn't put anything past those crafty Ruskies. Not a teenager who saw that movie at the time doubted it.

    We also didn't doubt that our high school football team was badass enough to turn those fuckers back! WOLVERINES!


    Why It Doesn't Now:

    In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Carls Ellsworth says the new Red Dawn will be an updated version, set in today's world. So, we're assuming that eliminates a contingency of Soviet and Cuban forces as the enemy. The producers have said they will update the threat to be more in keeping with a "post 9/11" mindset, which is just a nice way of saying all Middle Easterners and brown people in general.



    There's the problem. Right now we're not in the heart of a massive arms race with another superpower, who at any moment could brazenly try to take over America despite the best efforts of Colorado's proudest high school football program. We know how the modern terrorist attacks. They're not the "paratrooping" type and they're not going knock over the government and set up re-education camps. So how in the hell is our band of teenagers hiding in the mountains going to make any sense?



    And, uh, not to get all political here, but notice how all through Red Dawn the Commies refer to the kids as "insurgents?" Where else do you hear that term in the news these days? That's right, their movie is going to ask you to root for scrappy insurgents fighting with homemade weapons against an invading force, in a world where, in reality, we're the military superpower hunting down those kinds of people.

    Okay, But Why ELSE Shouldn't They Remake It?

    The original Red Dawn populated its cast with all the big teen celebrities of its day, which means there's at least a half chance we'll get a Red Dawn featuring some High School Musical bastards and at least two Jonas brothers.
     
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    $20 says it's gonna be a piece of shit. They're gonna have some faggot like Josh Hartnett, Shia LaBeouf, or Nick Cannon starring in it, and 90% of the screen time is gonna be focused on the characters' emotional problems and have nothing to do with killing communists.

    And speaking of Nick Cannon, I hate that fucker. I saw Day of the Dead today. It might have actually been decent if Nick Cannon wasn't in it.
     
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    Sadly, I agree. Just look at the orginal Transformers The Movie and the 2007 live-action remake.
     
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    No action movie should ever spend more than 15% of screen time on characters personal issues. At least 75% has to be spent either blowing shit up or preparing to blow shit up.
     
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    whoa whoa whoa, whats wrong with LaBeouf? i thought eagle eye was pretty decent and indiana jones. LaBeouf> Charlie Sheen:dunno: imo
     
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    They're remaking Robocop as well... :mad:
     
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