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Movie Review: Red Dawn

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/22/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Will Yun Lee

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language , Running time 114 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Iron Eagle (1986), Battleship (2012)

This remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn does for war what a comedic overtone would do for a story involving pedophilia. Is pedophilia funny? Nah. But the Red Dawn creators will have you thinking war and killing people is fun. Who cares, though right? We’re already exposed to so much. Might as well have a movie about a bunch of kids killing soldiers passed off as “intense” and “cool” while we’ve got the chance.

Don’t get me wrong- I’m all about violence in film. But in a story like this, it should be handled a little more seriously. So when the movie’s premise is “Go ahead- be a man and KILL SOMEBODY,” we’re not only behind the enemy lines of Stupidity, we’re POWs.  Continue reading