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Red Dawn (2012)

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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

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Storyline

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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When Marines die, we go to hell and regroup! See more »


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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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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Amenaza roja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,276,668, 23 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,806,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,950,296
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This film draws clear parallels to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. See more »

Goofs

The depiction of the North Koreans is inaccurate. The vertical banners are missing the blue stripes of the North Korean flag. The hammer, sickle, and writing brush symbol is used by the army even though it is the emblem of the ruling Workers Party of Korea. Portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, which are everywhere in North Korea, are nowhere to be seen. The uniforms are not standard North Korean uniforms, and Captain Cho never wears any headgear. See more »

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Crazy For You
Written by Shwayze and Cisco Adler
Performed by Shwayze
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A parody at best
20 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm sure this movie shows more or less how it looked when US forces dropped in to say hello in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 30 year old teenagers in this movie throw out mercilessly sub par dialog like "This is not their land. This is our back yard and we're going to fight for it," or "they killed our father, we have to fight or die." I'm sure that's what they said in Fallujah too when good ol' George W. sent his invading army to destroy their country. Aaameeerica, Aaameeerrrrriiiicaa!! God save them all, they do make me laugh and cry at the same time.

Enough has already been said in previous reviews about the wildly idiotic plot and lazy directing. Rather get the 1984 version. At least it had some heart in it, though the plot was just as ludicrous, playing on the strange fear of communism America has always fostered.

One more thing! Modern movies (this one being no exception) way overuse the lazy technique of compressing together various sorts of character growth sequences into a few minutes. It's very annoying and shows a lack of skill on everyones part.


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