Cubicle Warrior’s Review of “Red Dawn”

Spoiler alert: the Wolverines did not wear reflective belts in combat, so they all died.

This 2012 remake is at least as good as the original film from 1984. If you liked the 1984 version, you will probably like this one. If you hated the original, you will hate this one. The acting is just as good or bad as it was in the original. The action scenes are done better in this one, even on a relatively small budget. I like that this movie does a slightly better job of developing a core, emotional subplot around the main characters, but it does a worse job at making you root against the faceless bad guys that have invaded America for no real reason. I give this one 3/5 stars. This is a much better way to spend Black Friday than elbowing and tasing shoppers in the mall.

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