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This patriotic trailer for Red Dawn makes you feel damn good to be an American

Nov. 13, 2012by:

It feels like the longer we have waited for the RED DAWN remake, the less people have been excited for it. At first, I thought it would be a good idea to update the story for the 21st century, but as MGM's financial woes dragged out the release for the new film, I kind of lost interest. Sure, the trailer was decent, but it was nothing unique.

Now, just in time for the film's Thanksgiving debut, we have a new trailer that pumps up the patriotic angle of the film. Set to a somber version of the Star Spangled Banner, this trailer definitely lays on the "damn it feels good to be an American" vibe pretty thick.

Plot: 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.

Sweet Jesus does that make me feel good to be an American! I want to go out in my Hummer, smoke some cigars, drink some whiskey, shoot innocent bystanders, and punch hippies and foreigners in the face! I mean, that is what Americans seem like to other countries, isn't it? RED DAWN looks to promote the stereotype of Americans as xenophobic and violent. At the same time, the fact that they were easily able to replace all Chinese flags in the movie with North Korean ones speaks volumes to the fact that it makes it seem like "all Asians look the same."

Maybe I am reading too much into it. RED DAWN should be viewed as mindless action entertainment, but it is hard not to politicize such a political film.

RED DAWN blasts its way into theaters on November 21st.

Source: MSN

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8:35AM on 11/15/2012

This made me laugh

I just don't know where to start about this trailer. It's out of touch with the current state of America, completely unrealistic, cheesy, no Swayze (RIP), and no need to remake it. Chris Hemsworth needed to pay for his mansion.
I just don't know where to start about this trailer. It's out of touch with the current state of America, completely unrealistic, cheesy, no Swayze (RIP), and no need to remake it. Chris Hemsworth needed to pay for his mansion.
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12:46AM on 11/15/2012
America could never be invaded effectively, too many armed citizens would wreak havoc on any invading force. That being said, the last time I felt good about America was Nov 5, 2012.
America could never be invaded effectively, too many armed citizens would wreak havoc on any invading force. That being said, the last time I felt good about America was Nov 5, 2012.
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11:04PM on 11/14/2012

How dare you attack the son of Odin!

Saw a free preview of this last night. I won't say it was a good movie, but it wasn't as bad as I expected going in. Full disclosure I have never seen the original so I have no idea how they compare. Cheesy dialogue, action scenes shot so slapdash I often had no idea what happened, until a few scenes later when you realize someone died or got hurt, forgettable bland characters, a couple funny parts though. Let's just say for a free movie, with a full theater of people yelling and laughing and
Saw a free preview of this last night. I won't say it was a good movie, but it wasn't as bad as I expected going in. Full disclosure I have never seen the original so I have no idea how they compare. Cheesy dialogue, action scenes shot so slapdash I often had no idea what happened, until a few scenes later when you realize someone died or got hurt, forgettable bland characters, a couple funny parts though. Let's just say for a free movie, with a full theater of people yelling and laughing and cheering at all the right parts it was pretty okay.
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8:40AM on 11/14/2012
The only way this could possibly be entertaining is if the North Koreans invade the USA via a network of tunnels they've been secretly drilling for decades. And they're riding dinosaurs from an underground world that they discovered during the tunnelling process. And they joined forces with Nazis from the centre of the Earth along the way.

Commie-Nazi-Dino Dawn!
The only way this could possibly be entertaining is if the North Koreans invade the USA via a network of tunnels they've been secretly drilling for decades. And they're riding dinosaurs from an underground world that they discovered during the tunnelling process. And they joined forces with Nazis from the centre of the Earth along the way.

Commie-Nazi-Dino Dawn!
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8:39AM on 11/14/2012

This is how "terrorists" in the middle east feel....

...when the United States invades, occupies, and bombs their land. (for control of their resources and/or force the use of the US dollar). We can bomb and invade whoever we want over there, but the second a foreign nation's first solider steps foot on US soil, it'll be WWIII.
...when the United States invades, occupies, and bombs their land. (for control of their resources and/or force the use of the US dollar). We can bomb and invade whoever we want over there, but the second a foreign nation's first solider steps foot on US soil, it'll be WWIII.
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7:37AM on 11/14/2012

This is offensive

Xenophobic? Definitely. Absurd? Absolutely. Also incredibly narcissistic and completely divorced from any understanding of current geopolitics. The only good thing I can say is that watching the trailer is like a portal into some alternate history where 9/11 didn't happen, so screenwriters still think it's relevant to make bullshit like this.
Xenophobic? Definitely. Absurd? Absolutely. Also incredibly narcissistic and completely divorced from any understanding of current geopolitics. The only good thing I can say is that watching the trailer is like a portal into some alternate history where 9/11 didn't happen, so screenwriters still think it's relevant to make bullshit like this.
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6:27AM on 11/14/2012

North Korea

With 24 million people occupying North America (and Canada?). It is simply ridicules.
With 24 million people occupying North America (and Canada?). It is simply ridicules.
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10:39PM on 11/13/2012
"Boys, I want you to go to war, or die trying!"

Gives the original a run for its money in the cheese department!

Also, when Hutcherson yelled "Wolverine!", I really wanted to see Hemsworth reply "nay, I am Thor, Odin's son!"
"Boys, I want you to go to war, or die trying!"

Gives the original a run for its money in the cheese department!

Also, when Hutcherson yelled "Wolverine!", I really wanted to see Hemsworth reply "nay, I am Thor, Odin's son!"
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9:53PM on 11/13/2012
Are they still trying to put this movie in theatre? Better shelve the movie altogether.
Are they still trying to put this movie in theatre? Better shelve the movie altogether.
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8:30PM on 11/13/2012
Produced by the KKK.
Produced by the KKK.
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7:43PM on 11/13/2012
"Produced by the Koch Brothers."
"Produced by the Koch Brothers."
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7:17PM on 11/13/2012
This is still coming out? ...I thought this went straight to dvd. I had forgotten all about it.
This is still coming out? ...I thought this went straight to dvd. I had forgotten all about it.
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6:56PM on 11/13/2012

ugh.

It just looks like conservative propaganda...
It just looks like conservative propaganda...
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5:48PM on 11/13/2012
Its not "mindless action entertainment". It's just stupid.
Its not "mindless action entertainment". It's just stupid.
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5:19PM on 11/13/2012
Hard to take this seriously.
Hard to take this seriously.
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5:13PM on 11/13/2012
The only Americans that think that way lost the last election.
The only Americans that think that way lost the last election.
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