Some early reviews have hit the web over the past few months. Here are some excerpts from Hot Butter Reviews, of the upcoming Red Dawn:
Director Dan Bradley takes several risks by taking on this film. The 1984 Red Dawn was the first film emblazoned with the MPAA's new PG-13 rating. For many, including me, Swayze's Red Dawn was an iconic film mixing a Brat Pack sensibility within the confines of a war drama. In the height of the Cold War/Reagan Era, Red Dawn was one of the last scripts to play on America's fear of the unknown entities behind the Iron Curtain. Swayze, Sheen, Howell, Thompson, and Grey were, or were to become, premiere young actors of their generation - my generation. And in 2009, the film started out with the invading force defined with the Chinese as the evil-doers. But as real world politics came into play in that year with the lending of money and support to the USA, it seemed that keeping the casting of the Chinese as the aggressors was a bad idea. Instead, the studio spent a million dollars to CG out the Chinese and CG in the North Koreans. A better choice, I think. What era did they think we were in, the Cold War? In in 2009, North Korea and the Middle East were better villains than the Chinese.
The original Red Dawn was released in theaters 28 years ago today. It was the first PG-13 rated movie to hit the screens. Here is a little from Wikipedia:
It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey.
The film is set in an alternate 1980s in which the United States is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies. However, the onset of World War III is in the background and not fully elaborated. The story follows a group of American high school students who resist the occupation with guerrilla warfare, calling themselves Wolverines, after their high school mascot.
If you haven't had a chance to see the original yet, rent it, buy it, or watch it on Netflix.
Yahoo Movies showed off the poster today and announced that the trailer will premier at 10am tomorrow.
Photo By Open Road Films
Found on twitter.
We have been asked to remove the poster image for now. It was a bad shot anyway.
We will be getting a better, official version up this week. Be sure to check back here for the official Red Dawn poster art soon!
We were just sent a list of showtimes for Total Recall and The Dark Knight Rises that will have the Red Dawn trailer playing in front of it. These are only for LA and Manhattan, but as we get more we will update this page.
AMC Century 15 – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – 10am, 1:40pm, 5:30pm and 9:15pm
Pacific 18 Glendale – TOTAL RECALL – 9:30am, 12:10pm, 2:50pm, 5:35pm, 8:15pm and 10:55pm
AMC Promenade 16 – TOTAL RECALL – 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:40pm and 6:50pm
RAVE 18 – TOTAL RECALL – 10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:20pm and 10:15pm
Muvico 1000 Oaks – TOTAL RECALL – 10:30am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:10pm and 9:55pm
AMC 34th Street – TOTAL RECALL scrn #10 – 10:00am, 1:05pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm and 10:15pm
AMC 84th Street – TOTAL RECALL scrn # 5 – 10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm and 10:15pm
AMC Empire 25 – TOTAL RECALL scrn #17 – 10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm and 10:45pm
Just remember, if you want to make sure you see the trailer, make sure you call ahead. Not all theaters are playing the trailer.
Entertainment Tonight Trailer Sneak Peek
You can check out the other photo and their article here.
Well it looks like Entertainment Tonight is going to premiere the trailer tomorrow night.
Update: USA Today will be getting an exclusive first look image tomorrow, Wed. August 1st. It also looks like we will be getting an exclusive in the near future as well so keep checking back and follow us on Facebook for the upcoming news.
We are going through all our footage and posting new videos from on location.
This first one is from a Sept 23, 2009 shoot in Royal Oak, MI. They were filming a chase scene. Chris Hemsworth is behind the wheel, Josh Peck riding shotgun with Josh Hutcherson and Connor Cruise in the back as they flee from the invading forces.