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Red Dawn [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (185 out of 209)

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    Synopsis


    Red Dawn
    A group of young U.S. patriots wage guerrilla warfare against the invading military that's taken over their small town in this remake of the 1984 Cold War classic starring Patrick Swayze. Their friends and neighbors taken as prisoners of war, the students arm themselves, flee into the nearby woods to organize a counterattack, and strike back at the enemy using home-field advantage. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chris Hemsworth
      Chris Hemsworth - Jed Eckert
    • Josh Peck
      Josh Peck - Matt Eckert
    • Adrianne Palicki
      Adrianne Palicki - Toni
    • Josh Hutcherson
      Josh Hutcherson - Robert
    • Isabel Lucas
      Isabel Lucas - Erica Martin



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Interesting premise,not a great movie

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      Brainiac
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      This was basically an alien invasion movie where we substituted aliens for North Koreans. It starts out far fetched but interesting and basically gets stupider and stupider as it goes forward. SPOILER ALERT When a main character gets unexpectedly killed off late in the film what should be a shocking moment is just a stupid one and it ends up rendering most of the movie'so subplots and themes. It is also hard to believe that the situation could extend beyond a day or two, except the training the main kids need to do what they do can't be accomplished in a day or two. Defies logic and bad acting but mostly bad editing. Too bad, it could have been a good fun little action film if it had kept its premis and scope more tightly controlled.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great reamke of a cult classic

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      bathbeachmike
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      I am a big fan of the original red dawn, written and directed by john milius. It's setting and the eclectic cast made it a movie to remember, even though is was panned as jingoistic by the liberal media critics. The remake is more polished, but loses something by being based in a city rather than the more rural area. In addition, the way the older brother is killed is a bringdown compared to the original ending, where you are not really sure what happens to the character. The other thing about the original is the tremendous cast of character actors playing ancillary roles, like William Smith, Powers Boothe, Harry Dean Stanton, Ben Johnson, Ron O'Neal, Roy Jenson and Vladek Sheybal, the all-time communist bad guy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not up to par with the original

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      ktyluvr3
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      I am beginning to think the movie industry rarely has an original thought, what with so many sequels and remakes being produced. This is one remake they should have left well enough alone. The story line followed the original fairly closely, but for the most part the acting was sub-par and just didn't pull me in the way the original did. At least in the original I felt emotionally invested in the group and the cause. That was not the case with the remake. Chris Hemsworth put in a believable performance but it was not enough to save the movie for me.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      UGH!! Poor acting all around.

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      Gator23
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      When this came out in theaters I wanted to see it very much, being a fan of the original. The trailers were very disappointing due to the dialogue/acting, so I waited for the DVD release. I was correct in my assessment from the trailers, very poor compared to the original. You have to blame the director for not getting more from the cast. I'm sure it was meant to be a "quick cash" maker (I don't believe it made much), but what a mess!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing action film.

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      Pyramids
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      I think that "Red Dawn" was one of the greatest classic action films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite films of all-time and was an even better film than the original "Red Dawn". I also think that this film had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable action, mystery, suspense and drama including a really great and amazing cast, plot and storylines as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Predictable and inconceivable…

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      JRQ1
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      An American town gets invaded and only a small, motley crew escapes. With little-to-no official training, this ragtag crew take on the hostiles in guerrilla-style warfare. The invading militray loses numerous skirmishes to this amateur group... Wait! What? High school students taking on an invading army, one that had successfully landed on U.S. soil? Ok... Next movie, please!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Spankeyksk
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      It had been awhile since I saw the first movie with Patrick Swayze, but I liked this new one. Good plot, sad to say that though highly unlikely to see North Korea do this, I definitely could see China doing this to us. Chris Hemsworth and his supporting cast do a great job of acting and making this story seem real. I would recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      DVD was scratched. Store would not refund.

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      Cletus3173
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      Opened the DVD when I got home. DVD was scratched. I tried to play it anyhow. Would not go past 25 mins into the movie. Tried to bring back the next day with my receipt. No refund or exchange. This is after I spent $3600 on a refrigerator the same day I bought the DVD. Not worth the head ache. I will not buy another item from Best Buy again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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