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