Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Avenge Me, Boy

RED DAWN (1984) is one of my favorite movies (not to mention there is a similar novel by CM Kornbluth, NOT THIS AUGUST). The former is about a Soviet takeover and the latter about a joint Sino/Russo subjugation of the US. The final scenes of Kornbluth's novel still give me goosebumps just thinking about it.

Can a RED DAWN remake play today? I doubt it. As long as people are fed, have HD3DTV, and don't have to go to or send their sons to war, 21st c. consumers will reject this plot. Those who remember the 20th c., whom we used to call "citizens," might find this plot appealing.


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