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Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 21 November 2012 (USA)
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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

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The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,276,668 (USA) (21 November 2012)

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$44,800,706 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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The news cast that was aired with Dan Lewis, a real news caster (now retired) for the Seattle TV station KOMO, giving instructions wouldn't have been seen in Spokane. See more »

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The bus carrying hostages in Spokane is labeled Ballard School District. Ballard is a neighborhood of Seattle, 275 miles west of Spokane. See more »

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News Anchor: Fears of a second recession has caused panic in Europe's financial markets.
President Obama: The severity of this recession will cause more pain before it ends.
American Man: European Union cannot "bail out" Greece. You've seen the- the government of Spain coming out and saying, "We've had the same problem." Portugal says the same thing. There's some talk that Italy may be in trouble.
News Anchor: U.S. intelligence officials are growing more and more concerned that foreign operatives are surveilling computer systems that ...
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"Red Dawn" is a cheap sucker-punch to our time and money
27 November 2012 | by (Oklahoma City, OK) – See all my reviews

This pitiful remake is nothing more than a hurried excuse to make money off of an 80′s action brand that made its money off of the pretty faces that starred in it, by doing more of the same. Oh well, we've got Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, right? (both fine actors, by the way). But wait, hell with them, let's have a greasy-looking, stoner-faced, mumbling Josh Peck as our war-torn hero. These "pretty faces" fill out the empty space where the rest of the story about a hostile North Korean attack on American soil should be. Wait, where's the United States military? Hell with them, there's some device that shut them all down, and these kids are our last hope! Yeah, right. If you can tie an anchor to every last one of your disbeliefs and drown them in the waters of horrible cinema, then maybe you can appreciate one or two of the well- orchestrated and intense action scenes that "Red Dawn 2.0″ has to offer. Maybe you can even grow attached to some of the characters. But hell with all that, and hell with an ending. That's the reward for your investment. But hey, the studios probably made enough money for a sequel. So there's that.


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