Review: What happens when a ridiculous movie from 1984 is remade? Red Dawn (2012) is the answer to that question. In this case the “resurrection” of the 1984 movie, of the same name, proved to be a disaster.
Jed, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his brother Matt, played by Josh Peck lead a group of teenagers against the North Korean invasion. They call themselves “The Wolverines”. This pretty much sums up the movie. This movie is quite similar to Resident Evil (if you think of the outline) and not to mention a billion other Zombie movies. And as usual, everything begins in the United States of America. When you watch the movie you can still see Chris Hemsworths’ Thor-ny role. Someone needs to elucidate the fact that here he was playing a mere mortal, not the God of thunder.
The first half of the movie is action packed and, if you leave your brains at home, engaging. The second half looked like a desperate attempt to add drama into the movie. It didn’t really work. It made the already bad movie even worse. Sitting through the movie will definitely be an ordeal. The story is dry, the script is bad, the music is mediocre and the screenplay is disappointing. Red Dawn is a straight movie with no twists and turns, no good dialogues and bad direction.
If the sight of people being killed in an unrealistic fashion excites you, this movie will satisfy you. Otherwise bad acting, bad direction. Josh Peck who played the role of Matt acted terribly. The rest of them weren’t all that good either. This movie is a complete letdown from pretty much every angle.
Verdict: Red dawn is all brawn no brains. Give it a miss!
Release date: Dec 14, 2012
Cast & Crew: Chris Hemsworth , Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Director: Dan Bradley
Length: 1 hr 49 mins