7 March 2013 8:27 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Dan Bradley’s remake of the ’80s film “Red Dawn” didn’t exactly have an easy road to theaters. It spent years on the shelves, and I suspect that at one point the studio was almost willing to dump it onto DVD with no promotion just to be rid of it. Then something weird happened — the kids in the movie got famous. Really, really famous. There was Thor and the kid from “The Hunger Games”, and to a lesser extent, Adrianne Palicki of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and the doomed Wonder Woman TV show. So in 2013 we finally got “Red Dawn”, complete with a new villain in North Korea, digitally inserted over the film’s original Chinese villains. Here’s the thing: it’s not really as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, there are moments when the film is downright entertaining. There is almost no set-up to »

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