What do you all think of the Red Dawn remake? Personally, I think the origional is great, I like the story. I’m a bit afraid this re-make will be ruined because there going to cram PC bias in it. According to what I’ve read online, one of the female characters will be an asian-american cheerleader, and another will be african-american. Thats not a bad thing in and of itself,I can see how it could be used to demonstrate the diversity of people in this country and how we’re all American, it just seems a little forced, not to mention, in the origional, the two female characters were sisters. And I don’t think they went to the high school, as “cheerleader” seems to imply. Why change a thing? From what it seems to me,the characters will all have the same names, but different backgrounds. Like Jed, the leader, is now a former marine back from Iraq. In the orgional he was a high school senior on the football team. Why change the characters? A remake shouldn’t be about cramming left-wing bias into the script and changing the characters. It should be about telling the same story again with the same characters but made relevent to the time period. The invaders will be the Chinese later joined by the Russians. it will be over oil, and there will “be hints that the US is partly to blame”. Thats rediculous. America is always the cause of everything wrong in the world isn’t it? In the origional the Russians were portrayed as the villians and the Americans the heros. They better not make America some PC anti-hero type portrayal, America isn’t perfect, but we are not the cause of all the worlds problems. The origional Red Dawn was blatantly patriotic and it wasn’t afraid to show it. The new Jed better not have some revelation about his time in Iraq and have a new found symphathy for the terrorists there. Speaking of which, why can’t a movie about Iraq or Afganistan be patriotic? Why can’t they show the good we do over there? Like showing some soldiers stop some women from getting executed by the Taliban? Anyway, parts of it have eased some of my fears, but now I’m afraid that they’ll ruin it with PC, liberal bias. The things I like about the origional, was that it emphasized the importance of private gun ownership, self-reliance, and it wasn’t afraid to portray communism as evil. And it is, the Church agrees with that. But most of all, it was about kids my age (I’m 15), fighting the invading communists, comon. But I don’t want the remake to mess with these themes. Honestly, I’m not sure how this would be as relevent to todays generation, I mean China could be a threat in the future, but in the 80s, such a scinario with the Soviets seemed real. Also, if the new Jed is a veteran, that could ruin some of it. In the origional, they were all just a bunch of high schoolers with no military experience or training at all until they met that downed pilot. If he’s a veteran, that part of the story wouldn’t seem to make much sense. But enough of my opinion, what do you all think?
(edit) oh yeah, I forgot Former second unit director Dan Bradley from the Bourne movies will be directing. He says he’ll use the same shakey handheld camera style. That better not ruin it either. I don’t like that camera style at all. It doesn’t immerse me, it’s just stupid and detracts from the film. I want to see everything clearly. I like the Bourne movies, but still.