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Red Dawn - Trailer

Thor helps to save the day once again.

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That looks completely retarded. I am baffled. Why do people make movies like this in this day and age?

Wait, was that the same song that was used in The Avengers trailer?

Homefront the movie? Cause that's all I'm getting from the trailer. Well that and explosions...

Blazing Steel:
Homefront the movie? Cause that's all I'm getting from the trailer. Well that and explosions...

They are remaking Red Dawn, a movie that I believe Homefront was heavily inspired by.

Yeah is the same song its by Filter think its called nice shot. am kinda disappointed they are marines on leave and not regular people.

WOLVERINES!!!

The premise of the original Red Dawn was extremely questionable to begin with and this one looks like they really had to shoehorn things to tell the same story.

I did notice that it seems to shift to heavy urban warfare rather than the forest partisan fighting of the original.

MagmaMan:

Blazing Steel:
Homefront the movie? Cause that's all I'm getting from the trailer. Well that and explosions...

They are remaking Red Dawn, a movie that I believe Homefront was heavily inspired by.

Ahh that would explain it, thanks for the explaination.

MURRICA, FUCK YEA: The Movie

amirite?

A Red Dawn remake with communist Chinese in place of communist Russians. The whole idea is a joke. I'm pretty sure were an invasion to ever happen the number of armed civilians in the north west alone would ruin their plans. (and yes, I need full auto for duck hunting)

Edit* apparently it's supposed to be North Korea (Asian guys and a red star.. my bad) other than nuclear they're no real threat.

newwiseman:
A Red Dawn remake with communist Chinese in place of communist Russians. The whole idea is a joke. I'm pretty sure were an invasion to ever happen the number of armed civilians in the north west alone would ruin their plans. (and yes, I need full auto for duck hunting)

Yeah no they still have gunships, armored vehicles, military training and all that jazz going for them. Would make it more costly though, that's probably true.

Anywho, this seems like one of the few actual quintessential "America: Fuck Yeah!" movies going around so I'm just shrugging it off.

Oh God.

Its like Fapping material incarnate for the Right Wing, NRA, and militas is it not?

Or anyone who forgets that the American's have enough nukes to turn China into a radioactive crater many times over? I mean:

Sub-Commander: Hey China invaded the entire west coast! Fuck those bastards!
And then a few million people die in nuclear fire, and millions more to radiation.

I mean honestly the American's are nothing if not prepared to take a horrific blow like that.
Sure you can invade, but you can kiss your ass, family, and country good bye if you did that.

Especially because of the ICBM's that carry mulitple warheads to.
I mean shit, nuclear war would happen to you.

I seriously doubt anyone in China really wants to say:
"Hey guys we invaded America!...and lost half our country to a nuclear bombardment!

mr. awesome:
MURRICA, FUCK YEA: The Movie

amirite?

Yes.

But I don't care,

BURN 'EM DOWN, WOLVERINES, YA.

Also, did anyone else notice that Thor is now leading the rebellion. Now that is what I am talking about.

newwiseman:
A Red Dawn remake with communist Chinese in place of communist Russians. The whole idea is a joke. I'm pretty sure were an invasion to ever happen the number of armed civilians in the north west alone would ruin their plans. (and yes, I need full auto for duck hunting)

Naa, full-auto is a waste of ammo (except for very limited defensive situations). Explosives, yes, we need those for "Duck Hunting". Tactical Nukes (small warhead designed for tanks and small buildings), yes, Those ducks are tricky.

Am I joking? Only partly.

I think it is very unlikely that another nation is going to try and invade the US. America is world renown for our "stubborn streak". However, it is better too be safe rather then sorry.

@tmande2nd
You seem to be the target audience for that kind of movie, you are to shortsighted.

Didn't it forget the tiny little problem of china's own nuclear warheads ?

In reality it would make much more sense to let them invade (shortterm) and kill some millions and then fight back (longterm) to get the country back.

No large scale invasion lasted very long. This way you "just" loose some million people, but if you start a nuclear war, the whole world is butt####ed.

I for my part find these militaristic masturbation aids very tiresome, who in his right mind would invade america, what is there to gain ?

I believe the target audience is male and has not even grow pubic hair.

Just another dumb patriotic war movie.

Wait. This seems more like Homefront than Red Dawn. So is this a movie based on a game based on a terrible movie? Because that is not good. At all.

Also, is that the same generic rock-y action movie from the Avengers trailer?

Also also, is it just me or is Chris Hemsworth's American accent totally cringey here?

Can't Sway me
without Swayze

Cowabungaa:
Yeah no they still have gunships, armored vehicles, military training and all that jazz going for them.

Which, if recent history is to be believed, is not that much of an advantage. Just look at guerrilla warfare. A handful of dedicated citizens can make all the difference, no matter what their equipment is. A bullet from an AK-47 will kill someone just as much a bullet from an M4 carbine.
And what happens when you turn that handful of AK-wielding guerrilla fighters into an entire population? The Middle East is a great example of that. NATO hasn't been able to smoke out a group of ragtag Taliban who live in caves. And not a fortnight ago, Syrian insurgents seized the city of Aleppo, despite the military regime sending in the attack helicopters to stop them.
I don't believe there's a more powerful weapon than human determination. Couple that with a war fought on home turf and the enemy will never win based solely on the superiority of their armory.

There's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England - Rupert Brookes

MagmaMan:

Blazing Steel:
Homefront the movie? Cause that's all I'm getting from the trailer. Well that and explosions...

They are remaking Red Dawn, a movie that I believe Homefront was heavily inspired by.

It kind of easy to do when the guy who wrote the script for Homefront ALSO MADE RED DAWN! I mean, that was one of its selling points for crying out loud.

its even worse than you guys think. due to not wanting to piss off distribution companies the chinese forces were altered to be north korean.

i did laugh that the film is about a chinese invasion of the american homeland and you see all the propoganda to make the chinese seem to be friendly helpers and the movie itself edits them out which reinforces that.

Farther than stars:

Cowabungaa:
Yeah no they still have gunships, armored vehicles, military training and all that jazz going for them.

Which, if recent history is to be believed, is not that much of an advantage. Just look at guerrilla warfare. A handful of dedicated citizens can make all the difference, no matter what their equipment is. A bullet from an AK-47 will kill someone just as much a bullet from an M4 carbine.
And what happens when you turn that handful of AK-wielding guerrilla fighters into an entire population? The Middle East is a great example of that. NATO hasn't been able to smoke out a group of ragtag Taliban who live in caves. And not a fortnight ago, Syrian insurgents seized the city of Aleppo, despite the military regime sending in the attack helicopters to stop them.
I don't believe there's a more powerful weapon than human determination. Couple that with a war fought on home turf and the enemy will never win based solely on the superiority of their armory.

There's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England - Rupert Brookes

Guerrilla warfare is dependent on the invading force being determined to occupy or control the invaded territory.

If their goal is simple smash grab and burn, or genocide, then guerrilla warfare and is much less effective.

BOOM headshot65:

MagmaMan:

Blazing Steel:
Homefront the movie? Cause that's all I'm getting from the trailer. Well that and explosions...

They are remaking Red Dawn, a movie that I believe Homefront was heavily inspired by.

It kind of easy to do when the guy who wrote the script for Homefront ALSO MADE RED DAWN! I mean, that was one of its selling points for crying out loud.

Although of course the game's campaign sucked. -_- I mean yeah they came out with an AWESOME book based on the game but not many people have read it.

Huh, someone in Hollywood still hasn't realized that the Cold War's been over for 23 years (I was born the same year). red Dawn, despite being a schlocky 80's action flick, is famous because of how it played upon some the -very- real fears of people who lived through the Cold War. Nobody is sitting at home these days, peering out their drawn curtains and calling the authorities because they think their slightly off-normal neighbour is a North Korean Spy who is gathering intel for the Red invasion.

Another remake of an old classic which completely misses the point of why the classic is held up as one. Ah well, I'll probably catch it on Netflix, and I look forward to Moviebob tearing it to pieces.

Looks terribad. No Swayze No good man.

On the other hand...

WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!!

Valanthe:
Huh, someone in Hollywood still hasn't realized that the Cold War's been over for 23 years (I was born the same year). red Dawn, despite being a schlocky 80's action flick, is famous because of how it played upon some the -very- real fears of people who lived through the Cold War. Nobody is sitting at home these days, peering out their drawn curtains and calling the authorities because they think their slightly off-normal neighbour is a North Korean Spy who is gathering intel for the Red invasion.

Another remake of an old classic which completely misses the point of why the classic is held up as one. Ah well, I'll probably catch it on Netflix, and I look forward to Moviebob tearing it to pieces.

Plus, the original Red Dawn at least tried to tell a bigger story than. "YEAH! MASH THE DIRTY RED SCUM! KILL THE COMMIES! KILL KILL!"

If anything, it could be considered a powerful ANTI war story about the loss of innocence children experience in an invasion, and how no side is truly the "Moral Hero" when it comes to war. Though executives wanted to shoe horn a happy ending in anyways so they said America won the war off screen.

Still, something tells me the movie will forgo all that questionable morals in favor of "HELLZ YEAH! AMERICA!"

Witty Name Here:

Valanthe:
Huh, someone in Hollywood still hasn't realized that the Cold War's been over for 23 years (I was born the same year). red Dawn, despite being a schlocky 80's action flick, is famous because of how it played upon some the -very- real fears of people who lived through the Cold War. Nobody is sitting at home these days, peering out their drawn curtains and calling the authorities because they think their slightly off-normal neighbour is a North Korean Spy who is gathering intel for the Red invasion.

Another remake of an old classic which completely misses the point of why the classic is held up as one. Ah well, I'll probably catch it on Netflix, and I look forward to Moviebob tearing it to pieces.

Plus, the original Red Dawn at least tried to tell a bigger story than. "YEAH! MASH THE DIRTY RED SCUM! KILL THE COMMIES! KILL KILL!"

If anything, it could be considered a powerful ANTI war story about the loss of innocence children experience in an invasion, and how no side is truly the "Moral Hero" when it comes to war. Though executives wanted to shoe horn a happy ending in anyways so they said America won the war off screen.

Still, something tells me the movie will forgo all that questionable morals in favor of "HELLZ YEAH! AMERICA!"

Indeed, and the interactions between the Cuban communist guy and the Russians was also interesting imo. Frankly, if you pay attention, Red Dawn has some crazy undertones.

WOLVERINES!!!

Ahem, yes well... I liked the original Red Dawn. Thought it was a fantastic film, just generally entertaining really.

However, this remake will probably suck like most remakes. I'll probably give it a shot and watch it, though.

Valanthe:
Huh, someone in Hollywood still hasn't realized that the Cold War's been over for 23 years (I was born the same year). red Dawn, despite being a schlocky 80's action flick, is famous because of how it played upon some the -very- real fears of people who lived through the Cold War. Nobody is sitting at home these days, peering out their drawn curtains and calling the authorities because they think their slightly off-normal neighbour is a North Korean Spy who is gathering intel for the Red invasion.

Another remake of an old classic which completely misses the point of why the classic is held up as one. Ah well, I'll probably catch it on Netflix, and I look forward to Moviebob tearing it to pieces.

It may be a well loved movie, but it is not a classic by any stretch of the imagination. It is made for a specific audience of gun enthusiasts, weekend warriors, and historians who were disappointed that the Cold War ended in a whimper not a bang.

Also, the paranoia you speak of ended sometime in the 70s. It was nonexistent when Gorbechev became the leader of Communist party. By the time the movie came out, the Cold War was on its last legs and everyone knew it, even the most oblivious person living in bumblefuck, middle of nowhere.

As for being a mindless fun movie, it is too politically motivated to pull that off effectively.

newwiseman:
A Red Dawn remake with communist Chinese in place of communist Russians. The whole idea is a joke. I'm pretty sure were an invasion to ever happen the number of armed civilians in the north west alone would ruin their plans. (and yes, I need full auto for duck hunting)

China's standing army is larger than the population of the United States. Unless a big city is invaded, there is not enough bullets to stop them.

Also, a nuclear bomb, no matter how good or bad it is, is still a nuclear bomb.

Uh...no.

I've seen the original, and this looks to suck massive dick.

I see no one with Swayze's presence or anything that makes this interesting. Hopefully the actual insurgency manages to be some intense shit, but I'm not holding out for much.

I just love how the invaders do massive paradrops, making them easy targets for F-35 JSF aircraft, Patriot missiles among other things, and of course, unload armored brigades in the middle of the streets like the US forgot to deploy armored regiments.

And it seems like we have nothing to up the ante. No nuclear weapons, no Orbital Friendship Cannon, no Tactical Sonic Rainnuke, nothing.

BTW, the enemy is NOT Chinese. It's the North Koreans, who apparently used an EMP device (just like a certain mediocre FPS released last year).

North Korea, not China. Still looks pretty stupid though. And why the hell are they marines in this one? I was only kind of excited because I wanted to see some kids in high school struggle and fight even having no prior experience. Having them be marines kind of defeats the point.

mr. awesome:
MURRICA, FUCK YEA: The Movie

amirite?

Not really, just looks like a generic action movie remake of another action movie.

Silly euro-kiddies seeing jingoism everywhere, its so cute.

Obligatory Fist shaking at North Korea waving American Flag
Grr USA USA.
Sarcasm aside this looks like another terrible remake

malestrithe:

newwiseman:
A Red Dawn remake with communist Chinese in place of communist Russians. The whole idea is a joke. I'm pretty sure were an invasion to ever happen the number of armed civilians in the north west alone would ruin their plans. (and yes, I need full auto for duck hunting)

China's standing army is larger than the population of the United States. Unless a big city is invaded, there is not enough bullets to stop them.

Also, a nuclear bomb, no matter how good or bad it is, is still a nuclear bomb.

And for this argument No this is a ridiculous Idea.
The US spends 40% of the worlds military spending numbers don't matter when a predator drone is above your head.
China while a decent enemy would not stand a chance against the combined NATO forces
Considering it's North Korea as an american enemy that is LAUGHABLE.
Also high school kids against an invading enemy using improvised explosives and guerilla tactics sound familiar (Tomorrow when the war began)

Looks mentally painful- Can we please stop with this "Fuck Yeah American Freedom" lark? It's horrendously cheesy, one dimensional and simple-minded.

The backdrop is ridiculous, as it was on MW2, MW3 (Russians getting to Paris in 24 hours? LMAO)and Homefront. But if you put a little bit of thought into it, getting those kind of situations is possible by coming up with some alternative history.

You could quite simply create an alternative timeline where Russia, China and all the Communist states enter into a socialist union, as the international socialists advocated, so they all are apart of one super-state. The Cold War doesn't end, and then you borrow the idea from End War where space technology renders launching nuclear ICBM's as ineffective so when WW3 happens we don't end up in the Fallout universe. Then we need a flash-point- it could be China invading Taiwan, or the USA invading Cuba, and a shit-storm happens- Perhaps an international socialist invasion through Alaska/Canada and into the USA and also through Europe.

There you go- WW2 style WW3- and an occupied America. Then for a laugh you can have D-Day style landings on the East Coast by the NATO European powers. Just so the Brit's take all the credit and remind Americans in future years how "we saved your asses in WW3!"

Is this ego stroking for the Americans?
What I gathered was:
a) our freedom is taken from us so we fight to get it back
b) Out on Thanksgiving

Wasn't Thanksgiving when colonists from Europe tried to settle in America but were dying, but the local people pitied them and gave them food and help? Isn't this ironic that America is being invaded when in a way, the colonists who founded Thanksgiving were 'invaders' themselves?

Can we stop with the America Vs THE WORLD premise? It's boring, old and gives Americans who live in a bubbled existence a wrong impression of the world. It's the age of the internet where people across the world can communicate more freely and discrimination based on nationality is slowly falling. So why the crap do we still have awfulness like this coming out? It's like some people got bored of the America Vs Russia/Arabs and thought up of other countries that would want to threaten America. I wonder how long it'll take in till America Vs Antarctica.

Thor, what in the name of Yggdrasil are you doing in this movie? Shouldn't you be off hammering people in the face?

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