Movie Trailers: Red Dawn - Trailer

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arcade109:
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.

MARINES FUCK YEAH MARINES FUCK YEAH

But my guess: when you've borrowed your plot from a mediocre ass FPS (Homefront), you might as well borrow some of the more less-than-notable points, such as a U.S. Marine whose main purpose was to be silent and fly a helicopter for one part. But who knows, maybe they'll borrow the uber aggro male who disregards stealth when it's required, the female who exists solely to get shot at, the black guy, and the partially Korean guy somewhere in there.

Then again, someone has to teach the kids insurgent warfare, so...

But seriously, this re-imagining doesn't look too good, save for a focus on more urban warfare I guess. But I seriously wonder why the hell someone thought Red Dawn needed a remake.

Josh, Peeta Mellark and Thor teaming up to saaaaavvvee the day.

I am never going to be able to take this movie seriously XD

"Unaware of the Forces that Threaten Our Freedom"

Eugh... made me want to puke there. If anything, they're more inclined to see threatening forces when there aren't any at all.

I think I'll just stick with the original, and last year's 'Tomorrow When the War Began', thanks.

scw55:
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.

That... was beautiful. Just beautiful.

Nickolai77:
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!"

I would love a game like that! Especially that NATO bit!

WOLVERINES!!!

Seriously. Red Dawn is something that is referenced in popular culture, and not remade.

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.

China's standing army is 2,285,000 (and 800,000 reserves) US population 314,134,000 (Oregon alone has 3,871,859); Your only off by 310 million people. Still a moot point China's Total Navy Ships: 972 and Merchant Marine Strength: 2,012. China couldn't mobilize half it's army overseas if it wanted too, let alone supply it. China's army is the world largest and one of the worst trained and equipped.

Exact numbers aren't available but number of civilian guns in US is about 270,000,000 (875,000 handguns) (that's about 88 guns per hundred people), making for about 3.4 million guns in Oregon alone by population trends, even if most of those are .22 it's still a very bad day.

As for bullets the the US, we produce 14 billion small rounds annually, with about 10 billion rounds of all calibers sold in the US. There are about twice as many primers sold in the US as bullets so it's safe to assume a LOT of people hand load (I know I do).

China has a single aircraft carrier so we don't need to worry about their planes; they do have about 7500 tanks but the ability to move them over seas is non existent.

I'll say it again, the premise is a stupid joke, and the US would be a very bad day for any invader.

Edit* apparently the enemy in the movie is supposed to be North Korea. I won't even call them a threat other than nuclear.

Cowabungaa:

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.

The biggest joke of this is that in order to maintain a overseas Invasion force you need Naval superiority or Air superiority and last I checked the USA has the largest navy and Airforce in the world. Without naval/Air support the invasion force would wither and be easily destroyed.

Again tree hight school students will murder a whole batalion of highly trained specnaz .
the movie MIGHT be good , but the trailer doesnt show anything interesting .
BTW didnt the US learned that the cold war is over ? Why do they miss it so much that they make a fictional story about their home getting invaded ?

Red Dawn was awesome, and it looks like John Milius is on board with this updated re-iteration.

Do want... at least I'm genuinely interested how they decided to update it.

Anyone that doesn't know the original, do check it out! A young hunk of Patrick Swayze and a teenage Charlie Sheen, what's not to love?

Wolverines!

MagmaMan:

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.

Yeah the Homefront book was amazing, the game just made it a huge unlimited-ammo, gun-toting mess. There was so much potential with it that they lost by making it like CoD, instead of something unique and actually overwhelming.

OT: I'll keep the original, it will probably be much better than an upgraded explosion package that films have these days.

You know, Red Dawn worked when it was released in 1984, because Communism (or what the public ASSUMED was Communism) was still viewed as a valid threat. Fidel Castro was Lucifer-incarnate, and the Soviet Union was an "EVIL EMPIRE" (yeah, stay classy Ronnie). However, the Soviet Union has collapsed, Cuba is now torn between Communism and Capitalism, China is becoming less and less threatening, and the only legitimate Communist "threat" is North Korea, and North Korea is actually pretty ineffective at the end of the day. So... what's the point of this? I mean, sure, the original was really just paranoid jingoism, but at least it reflected a public sentiment (regardless of how wacko it was). This, on the other hand... has nothing. It has absolutely no cultural relevance and it shouldn't exist. A movie like this, one that is so "pro-'MURICA" it's sickening, has ZERO place in our modern society, and it only shows me how horrendously the original has aged.
Wolverine's my ass...

Oh wow, uninspiring movie with predictable characters, storyline and 'splosions. Never know how this would end huh?! I think the trailer said everything I needed to know. No need to throw money at this.

EDIT:

America could NOT win a war against defending China. But Chinese are extremely nationalistic, so what the lack in equipment and combat experience, they make up in numbers. If there were a war, many MANY Chinese would sign up. But as one poster said above, transporting them TO America would be an issue.

BTW China has enough nukes to wipe out America too.

newwiseman:

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.

China's standing army is 2,285,000 (and 800,000 reserves) US population 314,134,000 (Oregon alone has 3,871,859); Your only off by 310 million people. Still a moot point China's Total Navy Ships: 972 and Merchant Marine Strength: 2,012. China couldn't mobilize half it's army overseas if it wanted too, let alone supply it. China's army is the world largest and one of the worst trained and equipped.

Exact numbers aren't available but number of civilian guns in US is about 270,000,000 (875,000 handguns) (that's about 88 guns per hundred people), making for about 3.4 million guns in Oregon alone by population trends, even if most of those are .22 it's still a very bad day.

As for bullets the the US, we produce 14 billion small rounds annually, with about 10 billion rounds of all calibers sold in the US. There are about twice as many primers sold in the US as bullets so it's safe to assume a LOT of people hand load (I know I do).

China has a single aircraft carrier so we don't need to worry about their planes; they do have about 7500 tanks but the ability to move them over seas is non existent.

I'll say it again, the premise is a stupid joke, and the US would be a very bad day for any invader.

Edit* apparently the enemy in the movie is supposed to be North Korea. I won't even call them a threat other than nuclear.

You forgot the salvage technique. In WW2, the allies airdropped several million, very cheap, single-shot .45 cal pistols into France. The purpose was that French resistance could sneak up on a German soldier, blow his brains out, take his rifle/ammo/gear. The French resistance helped to retake France using this method.

Viva la Revolution.

Darks63:

Cowabungaa:

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.

The biggest joke of this is that in order to maintain a overseas Invasion force you need Naval superiority or Air superiority and last I checked the USA has the largest navy and Airforce in the world. Without naval/Air support the invasion force would wither and be easily destroyed.

It looked like the Baddies were using a new weapon, EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) bomb probably too disable the Higher tech toys the US would have. Even though the Aircraft carrier is not destroyed, It is useless without its computer systems, doubly useless are the planes that are so heavily reliant on the computer. Originally, EMP was the byproduct of Nuclear weapons.

Play this game. Think about how many times you use a computer each day.

Every swipe of your debit/credit card
Using a modern car
Using a bank
Any hospital visit where lab work is done
Phone calls
Cell Phone calls
GPS
Communicating with friends on facebook
The truck that brings food to the store
The pumps that circulate the water
The anti-poop place (darn, brain fart) where they remove waste from the water
Any thousand other ways

I know how too counter an EMP. It is not easy or cheap.

Last thing, If the Terrorist do get their hands on a Nuke it would cost less lives if they detonated it in a city. 10 million dead is better then the 50 to 100 million dead from a large scale EMP blast. Lucky for us, the terrorist do not have a way too get the device up too 25 miles above the target. The same cannot be said for other countries, Like China (or their close ally North Korea).

Holy shit, NO.

This is one of the most blatant money-grabbers of a remake since....well, the last remake.

At least the original Red Dawn played off of actual fears of Americans at the time (the Cold War was still in full swing). But this? Nobody's afraid of North Korea invading the US! And who on earth was scrambling for a Red Dawn remake?

This will be a train wreck that nobody will go to see. Hopefully.

I just thought it was kinda ironic that the main character and half the cast aren't even from the US. And really, you get a tattoo that says "USMC" on your arm? So you won't forget?

But Christ, it was pretty easy to gauge the Escapist's reactions on this one before it came out. Yes guys, it's a pretty fucking stupid idea for a movie. Let's keep it to that, instead of the circlejerk of how sick of America we are.

I like in the original Colorado, more of the small town, blue collar, farming/ranching, gun toting, don't tread on us type of people theme really played to the strengths.

Moving it to more suburban Washington State/Seattle is kinda iffy move.

Red Dawn never had no real good story, just another one of those 70s and 80s "What If" movies.

Marine, check.
Merican Football, check.
Communist (in this case, North Korea, not china), check.
FREEDUM, check.

I can tell this is going to be a hit with more irony than Rambo III.

I really hope they don't have a bunch of kids taking on a Special Forces units.
Special Forces units have a history of out guerilla-ing the guerillas.

It doesn't look like a good movie, but looks like it could be a kinda fun, mindless movie at best. I'll probably see it on netflix or something. Also now imma go watch the original Red Dawn.

Team Hollywood:
Red Dawn - Trailer

Thor helps to save the day once again.

Watch Video

Thor and The Comedian. ;)

That looks alright. Better than I was expecting.

Gilhelmi:
The same cannot be said for other countries, Like China (or their close ally North Korea).

China? yes. North Korea? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17698438 no way.

Is it just me or does it seems like the message of this movie (and to extent of the original) is that terrorism is really cool? I mean, who wouldn't want to blow up military installations of an occupying nation? Just sayin' with all the pro-America fist pumping this is sure to inspire (figurative fist pumping), it's a little ironic.

Well there is one good thing about this movie Josh Peck is in it and it's good to see that he's still getting work.

"Everyday we go about our lives."

This is a failure of grammar. "Everyday" is an adjective meaning commonplace. What they meant to write was the adjective-noun combination of "Every day".

Too busy being right-wing reactionaries to notice, I guess.

Seems like a Red dawn remake would look. I'm more suprised people are angry about a remake of a pro-american movie about being pro-american.

Faith in humanity....

DROPPING

Annnnnnnnndddd not a single trace of irony that the American military is now facing "evil" insurgents who feel exactly the same way about the invading army of foreigners who've occupied their land.

Not. A. Single. Trace.

zelda2fanboy:
Is it just me or does it seems like the message of this movie (and to extent of the original) is that terrorism is really cool? I mean, who wouldn't want to blow up military installations of an occupying nation? Just sayin' with all the pro-America fist pumping this is sure to inspire (figurative fist pumping), it's a little ironic.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing, just change local to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan or any of the half dozen other places the US is bombing right now and you have the perfect anti-American propaganda film. I kind of wonder if the movie will slip this in, in an ironic sort of way or try to play it straight.

trty00:
You know, Red Dawn worked when it was released in 1984, because Communism (or what the public ASSUMED was Communism) was still viewed as a valid threat. Fidel Castro was Lucifer-incarnate, and the Soviet Union was an "EVIL EMPIRE" (yeah, stay classy Ronnie). However, the Soviet Union has collapsed, Cuba is now torn between Communism and Capitalism, China is becoming less and less threatening, and the only legitimate Communist "threat" is North Korea, and North Korea is actually pretty ineffective at the end of the day. So... what's the point of this? I mean, sure, the original was really just paranoid jingoism, but at least it reflected a public sentiment (regardless of how wacko it was). This, on the other hand... has nothing. It has absolutely no cultural relevance and it shouldn't exist. A movie like this, one that is so "pro-'MURICA" it's sickening, has ZERO place in our modern society, and it only shows me how horrendously the original has aged.
Wolverine's my ass...

No, it was not a threat in 1984. By the time of Reagan's second term, we all can see communist Russia on its death throes. There were holdouts who wanted the Cold War to end on the battlefield, Red Dawn is proof of that, but they were few and far between.

Also, a movie like that could only be made when one side is losing the ideological battle.

Starik20X6:
Thor, what in the name of Yggdrasil are you doing in this movie? Shouldn't you be off hammering people in the face?

Helmsworth filmed the movie in 2009. It was mothballed in 2010. Released now because Avengers made 1.5 billion dollars.

That should tell you more about the movie than who's in it.

The song is Hey man, Nice shot by Filter. The Avengers trailer also had We're in this Together by Nine Inch Nails off the Fragile album.

Some parts were shot in Michigan.

Wow... If there was any 80's movie that seriously did not deserve to be remade, it's Red Dawn.

I mean, an unstoppable militaristic force invades a country, forcing the native inhabitants to create makeshift weapons and use guerrilla tactics to drive off the technologically superior invaders is a great underdog story, but that's exactly WHAT WE FUCKING DID TO AFGHANISTAN.

On a side note, Holy shit, it's Josh Peck!

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

while i dont honestly think this movie will break new ground i do think that the terrifying idea of America being invaded by a another nation is a very good set up.

Plus it Red Dawn. the original kicked ass and pissed off the left, im sure this one will too and i will try my damndest to enjoy this movie because god damn it, who doesnt want to see a film about some red blooded Americans kill some commies instead of some bullshit 'war in iraq was wrong insult our soldiers instead of the politicians who sent them' flick we've gotten so much of id wish we invade another country just to fucking spite them.
Not to mention i want to see how this plays out because the first RED DAWN was famous for being not only the first pg-13 movie, but also the most violent film ever made at that point with an average of 2.3 violent acts per minute.
And if its bad, so be it, the original was not at all well received by critics (oddly, just like all 3 rambo sequels) but were loved by movie goers and fans mostly that it took one of the scariest fucking things that can happen to a nation and show how much we can kick their ass back across the pacific.

and besides.....

WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!

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Adam Jensen:
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?

Cause we fucking like Red Dawn and the cheesey American killing communist violence.

hell the bullshit anti-american war in iraq allegory filled movies get fucking old really fast and dont make us leave a theater feeling positive because they tend to be poorly done with unlikeable characters and attack troops instead of the politicians who send them.

and really....fucking it, i want to see some commies getting blowed up by some rough neck mountain kids from colorado. its pretty much what would happen in a real life scenario.

Donnie Restad:
Wow... If there was any 80's movie that seriously did not deserve to be remade, it's Red Dawn.

I mean, an unstoppable militaristic force invades a country, forcing the native inhabitants to create makeshift weapons and use guerrilla tactics to drive off the technologically superior invaders is a great underdog story, but that's exactly WHAT WE FUCKING DID TO AFGHANISTAN.

On a side note, Holy shit, it's Josh Peck!

accept a few key differences....the militias in Red Dawn dont blow them selves up and target civilians for piss poor reasons. and they dont go to other countries and fucking attack because they are a democracy or support the state of israel.

In fact a good chunk of the taliban and al-queda....not even residents of Afghanistan.

Also seriously, communist take over a kill people while installing an authoritarian state as opposed to us invading to kill and active enemy who blew up our builds killing 3000 innocent people and ended up giving them democracy and from what i understand, a more competent government and a police force/military that can actually fight off terrorist on its own.

BIG
FUCK
DIFFERENCE.

Is no one pointing out the fact that in this version of the movie, america is being saved by an Australian? No offense against Aussies, i just found it funny.

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