It’s out! The Red Dawn re-make came out in theaters Wednesday and I can’t wait to go see it. We’re such big fans of the original, watching it several times each year. But apparently the Washington Post film critic, Michael O’Sullivan, wasn’t impressed with the Red Dawn re-make or the original. He turns his nose up at the idea of a movie about Americans defending their country, calling it “sick and silly.” He thinks this new re-make is perfect for all of us paranoid Tea Partiers, afraid of being placed in “internment camps.” Mr. O’Sullivan didn’t like the original 1984 Red Dawn either – he thought it was paranoid too. Hmm. Just who seems to be the paranoid one here?
From the review:
“There’s good news and bad news about “Red Dawn,” a remake of the 1984 action film about high school kids from the American heartland forced to become guerrilla warriors when their small town is invaded by foreign troops. I’m happy to report that the amped-up retread, which substitutes North Korean soldiers for the original Soviet bad guys — and a steely Chris Hemsworth for a cheesy Patrick Swayze — is a big improvement.
The bad news is: That’s not saying much.
Unlike some who hold dear the memory of the 1984 film, I watched the thing not all that long ago, when a collector’s-edition DVD came out in 2007. It hadn’t aged well, and in the shifting light of 21st-century geopolitics, the old film’s rabid anti-communism seemed slightly silly, as did the fake-looking gunplay and explosions. The world changes, and so do our standards for things that go boom.
The new “Red Dawn” starts off pretty scary, as the Pacific Northwest town where it’s set wakes up to find its spacious skies suddenly filled with menacing aircraft and paratroopers. The scenes that follow — featuring internment camps and summary executions — will be red meat for tea party patriots.”
Seriously?!? WTH WaPo? So, here’s the re-make of Red Dawn’s Trailer:
Red Dawn (2012) – Official Trailer
O’Sullivan also compared the remake of Red Dawn to the documentary, “2016: Obama’s America” by Dinesh D’Souza:
Like the conservative documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” “Red Dawn” hints broadly that the United States has left itself open to attack and occupation through a combination of weak foreign policy and squandered military might.
That’s going to be a tough pill to swallow for some. Others will eat it up, along with all the speechifying about how freedom isn’t free.
Speechifying? Face palm. The Left is so predictably wrong. Frankly, tea partiers are more worried about enslavement by our OWN government before North Korea!
Still, I’m not surprised that a liberal rag like the Washington Post hates both the new and the old Red Dawn. After all, leftists in this country believe Tea Party people – people who have a Gadsden flag, embrace first principles, and who love the Constitution – are bitter clingers right?
We’re planning to go see the film sometime this weekend. I hope you can go yourself. And yeah. You know what’s coming next…
Red Dawn – Wolverines!