posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 02:11 AM
First of all, I cannot believe they have even attempted to remake Red Dawn in any way, shape or form. Ludicrous and stupid. There is just no
believable scenario they can come up with that could replicate the unique set of global geopolitical circumstances that were in place in 1984 when the
original was released. Honestly, I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the stupidity of this remake venture.
Secondly, movie remakes in general are detestable because the vast majority of them SUCK and are the result of laziness and greed on the part of the
producers and studios who do them. The memories I have of seeing Red Dawn as a teen are somewhat sacrosanct. It conjures images of a cool,
darkened, basement family room with all the other kids in my neighborhood on a hot summer afternoon, laying about on the floor or on beanbag chairs,
eating fudge pops and potato chips while we watch the movie over and over again, probably for the 10th time that week, dizzy with newborn patriotism
and our unanimous agreement that we would do the same thing if those commies tried to take over our corner of America!!!! For me, and I would guess a
substantial number of others of my generation, Red Dawn was responsible for igniting the first sparks of patriotism in my young heart. It is a
gross understatement to say it is a favorite movie of mine.
Thirdly, it is uncool to try and use the imminent remake as an opportunity to bash one United States political party over another. The original was a
paean to the American spirit of perseverance despite overwhelming adversity and the basic human instinct to defend one's land, life, family, and
freedom from outside foreign threats regardless of the odds. Attempting to use the imminent release of the remake as an opportunity to bash one United
States political party over another is, I believe, directly contradictory to the patriotic message of the original film.
I know there are many who believe Red Dawn to be a celebration of conservatism (though I obviously do not see it that way). I also know that
many believe Hollywood to be wholly and completely run by liberals, but who do you think developed and produced the original Red Dawn? Ummm,
that would be Hollywood, folks.
Oh, and by the way: