Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Red Dawn 2012


RATING: ïïïïïïï (7 suns) 

Red Dawn is an American war movie that depicts patriotism in spite of fear and vulnerability. It's about choosing to fight despite lack of experience and the inevitability of losing. It's the story of a bunch of kids who fought for the freedom of their home against a North Korean invasion.

Jed (Chris Hemsworth), a US Marine spending two weeks home, led a group of high school kids in defying the occupants' regime. Going to war is nothing new to him, but it's is a very unfamiliar undertaking for a bunch of inexperienced high school kids, his brother Matt (Josh Peck) included. They trained, they planned, they strategized, and they went to war against the North Koreans. They became terrorists in the eyes of the invaders. They were later on known as the "Wolverines." They had makeshift weapons while their enemy had advanced killing machines. They lost some good men, but in the end, they were able to keep the fire to redeem their home burning.

MY THOUGHTS:
Peeta Mellark is in Red Dawn! And he looked very young (Well, according to Wikipedia, the movie was filmed in 2008 and was shelved because of budget troubles). Josh Hutcherson plays Robert, a friend of Matt. At first, he was reluctant about fighting. He didn't have the guts to kill, much more fire a gun. But his love for his country made him courageous enough to kick some North Korean asses.

Chris Hemsworth is so hot! He died in the end, though. Oops! Spoiler alert.

Isabel Lucas who played as Matt's girlfriend is nothing as hot as her character in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

MY FAVORITE LINES:
"I love you both, I hope you know that. What I'm gonna ask you to do may be very difficult, but I want you boys to do what I would do. I want you to go to war and stop this piece of shit. Or die trying." (Tom Eckart, the dad who was then shot in the head after saying those brave words. Oopsie, spoiler alert.)

"I'm going to fight. Now this is easier for me because I'm used to it. But the rest of you are going to have a tougher choice. Look, I don't want to sell it to you, it's too ugly for that. It's ugly and it's hard. But when you're fighting in your own backyard, and you're fighting for your family, it all hurts a little less and it makes a little more sense. And for them, this is just some place. But for us, this is our home." (Jed Eckart)

"You messed with the wrong family." (Jed Eckart)

RED DAWN 2012 TRAILER:


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