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New TV spot for Red Dawn remake starring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson

Oct. 30, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The original propaganda masterpiece known as John Milus' RED DAWN was a staple of my childhood.  I grew up loving that movie (and still do) and found the premise to be intriguing as hell.  I always put myself in the character's heads to see how I'd measure up in a situation like that.  It was a fun "what if" scenario to play.  Plus, shouting "Wolverines!" from the top of a mountain never gets old. 

The announcement of a remake had me both leery and curious.  I thought a modern warfare type update might be cool and after the first trailer I thought that it might be an enjoyable little romp.  There's still potential, but it does seem a little "hip" as evidenced in this new TV spot.  However, I get it; this has to appeal to a newer generation, one that probably hasn't seen or even heard of the original.  Seeing Hemsworth and Hutcherson will be a big draw for the teenage crowd, no doubt, but once their asses are in the seats, the movie still has to deliver.  Will it be more like the original or more like THE HUNGER GAMES?  Who's to say?

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky -- shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

RED DAWN, starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, and Connor Cruise is slated to invade theaters on November 21, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Is this a definite lock for a theater viewing or is it a wait on reviews/video?
Source: Machinima

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7:07PM on 10/30/2012
Looks lame and a bit racist I might add. Just reinforces negative racial stereotypes.

Not to mention North Korea can't invade the States let alone Madagascar.
Looks lame and a bit racist I might add. Just reinforces negative racial stereotypes.

Not to mention North Korea can't invade the States let alone Madagascar.
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7:52PM on 10/30/2012
LOL, racist huh? So should the enemy in this movie be Canadian or Mexican? I mean, there are enemies of the U.S., so how is that racist putting in the North Koreans? I mean, seriously man, that race card shit is ridiculous. Obviously NK does not have the capability to do it, they should have stuck with the original Chinese threat. Where is the racism? We're the writers suppose to pick an ally as the invader? You are ridiculous
LOL, racist huh? So should the enemy in this movie be Canadian or Mexican? I mean, there are enemies of the U.S., so how is that racist putting in the North Koreans? I mean, seriously man, that race card shit is ridiculous. Obviously NK does not have the capability to do it, they should have stuck with the original Chinese threat. Where is the racism? We're the writers suppose to pick an ally as the invader? You are ridiculous
4:49PM on 10/30/2012
This movie looks like shit, and will be treated as such. North Korea as the bad guys because the studio was scared about pissing off the Chinese? Take your politically correct bullshit and shove it Hollywood.
This movie looks like shit, and will be treated as such. North Korea as the bad guys because the studio was scared about pissing off the Chinese? Take your politically correct bullshit and shove it Hollywood.
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4:06PM on 10/30/2012
This POS isn't even worth the rental.
This POS isn't even worth the rental.
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3:03PM on 10/30/2012
Considering the first one sucked (and trust me, it did), Im not a fan and I may be out of the loop a little bit, but are they trying to convince us that Chris Hemsworth is a high schooler in this movie?
Considering the first one sucked (and trust me, it did), Im not a fan and I may be out of the loop a little bit, but are they trying to convince us that Chris Hemsworth is a high schooler in this movie?
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2:47PM on 10/30/2012
Heard early reviews saying it's awful. Not a fan of the original either to be honest. You really need to suspend disbelief with these movies.
Heard early reviews saying it's awful. Not a fan of the original either to be honest. You really need to suspend disbelief with these movies.
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2:23PM on 10/30/2012

This...

"The original propaganda masterpiece known as John Milus' RED DAWN was a staple of my childhood. I grew up loving that movie (and still do) and found the premise to be intriguing as hell. I always put myself in the character's heads to see how I'd measure up in a situation like that. It was a fun "what if" scenario to play. Plus, shouting "Wolverines!" from the top of a mountain never gets old. "

I will give the new one a chance, but it'll never live up to the original...just watched
"The original propaganda masterpiece known as John Milus' RED DAWN was a staple of my childhood. I grew up loving that movie (and still do) and found the premise to be intriguing as hell. I always put myself in the character's heads to see how I'd measure up in a situation like that. It was a fun "what if" scenario to play. Plus, shouting "Wolverines!" from the top of a mountain never gets old. "

I will give the new one a chance, but it'll never live up to the original...just watched Point Break again the other night too and man!, do I miss the hell outta Patrick Swayze.
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2:00PM on 10/30/2012

This...

"The original propaganda masterpiece known as John Milus' RED DAWN was a staple of my childhood. I grew up loving that movie (and still do) and found the premise to be intriguing as hell. I always put myself in the character's heads to see how I'd measure up in a situation like that. It was a fun "what if" scenario to play. Plus, shouting "Wolverines!" from the top of a mountain never gets old. "

I will give the new one a chance, but it'll never live up to the original...just watched
"The original propaganda masterpiece known as John Milus' RED DAWN was a staple of my childhood. I grew up loving that movie (and still do) and found the premise to be intriguing as hell. I always put myself in the character's heads to see how I'd measure up in a situation like that. It was a fun "what if" scenario to play. Plus, shouting "Wolverines!" from the top of a mountain never gets old. "

I will give the new one a chance, but it'll never live up to the original...just watched Point Break again the other night too and man!, do I miss the hell outta Patrick Swayze.
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2:22PM on 10/30/2012
Seriously. RIP Bodhi/Dalton.
Seriously. RIP Bodhi/Dalton.