Red Dawn

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PG-13 (for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language)
Running time:
93 minutes

An American city 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.

Release date:
November 21, 2012
Quick review:
A laughably bad script and uniformly uncharismatic cast hobble this unnecessary, un-fun reboot of the 1984 Patrick Swayze cult fave. Instead of Russians invading the U.S. of A., this time it’s the North Koreans. High school resistance fighters aren’t going to let them stay.