Red Dawn trailer arrives
The trailer for the remake of Red Dawn, minus the Chinese invading army and cleverly replaced with a North Korean one, has arrived. It's selling action adventure and fighting for your homeland big time with some strong rousing words to camera, but it's hard to tell how good the film is going to be from this.
One thing is clear is that it is trying to follow the original closely apart from the idea of stealing the weapon from the invading army.
It's something I've always been concerned about with this film, how does an army invade America and manage to take it over? Surely we're going to be seeing tactical use of nuclear weapons before any invading army, which means very small nuclear warheads dropped on key war and command and control areas followed by a land invasion. Still I couldn't see it working considering the sheer area of land to cover.
Well now it seems as though the army have a special weapon to help them and the team of resistance fighters just happen to know about it and find out that it's being used by the force invading their town. If they can steal it then they just might have a chance.
It's directed by first time director Dan Bradley who has worked as a stuntman and second unit director on a fair number of big films, mostly action, and the new version of the script has been written by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore which mainly means teen horror/thriller.
Here's the blurb for the new Red Dawn:
A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
Still it doesn't seem to convey the idea that the whole of America would need to be invaded and not just this small town, otherwise they would be surrounded by the might of the American military. I guess this is simply to connect us with the original story and remove the complexities of the full story.
Here's the trailer for Red Dawn through TrailerAddict:
Well, what do you think? Nice opening CG and big explosions, but how is the rest going to hold up?