'Red Dawn' Trailer Finally Makes The Rounds, Now With Less China!
Almost 30 years ago, 'Red Dawn' served as one of the most violent films hypothesizing what could come of the Cold War. Wyoming teenagers found Cuban and Russian soldiers parachuting in their own backyard, only to set up a military state in the US. The teens escaped to the mountains, where they organized their own attacks on the occupying forces. The film featured C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and 'Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey.
Fast forward to 2009, and the a remake has been made, but isn't fit for distribution because the bad guys are a different type of Communist, the Chinese. China objects to the depiction, so rather than burn bridges with the most populous country in the world, the studio, MGM, decided to reshoot and make the film about the North Koreans, who everyone can agree are just terrible.
While delays like this are normally disastrous, the two years or so of limbo has found that several of the new breed of actors (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Josh Peck) have all become stars since the movie was first supposed to be released. That's the good news. The bad news is that this ultra-violent romp is rated PG-13, which means traditionalists will be more than a little miffed at the content.
Anyway, take a look.