The only thing saving this trailer from being totally craptastic is Filter’s “Hey Man, Nice Shot”.
This Red Dawn is a remake of the 1984 movie starring Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell (the white kid in black face from Soul Man) about a group of teens who fight off Soviet soldiers that have invaded their town. A 1980’s Reaganite’s wet dream.
But it’s not the 1980’s anymore so who’s going to invade “anytown USA”? Iran? Iraq? China? North Korea of course!
So here’s the rundown, North Korea invades a small town and pisses off a bunch of good looking teenagers. The US military has totally dropped the ball, so now it’s up to Chris Hemsworth and his classmates to defeat the Korean Army. And you know they will, because they’re white Americans, dammit!
If the plot wasn’t terrible enough, the dialogue in the trailer puts the final nail of stupidity in the coffin. Red Dawn’s another poorily hashed out remake by Hollywood, hoping to cash in on some pretty faces and a ready-made story. The film opens Thanksgiving weekend, so if you’re looking for a break from the relatives, well… Red Dawn is there.