Action / Teen
Director: Dan Bradley
Running time: 93 mins Released: 15th March 2013
About Red Dawn
A witless remake of a cheesey 80s also-ran action film. The town of Spokane, Washington is invaded by North Korea for some reason and its plucky high school students decide to fight back under the leadership of Jed (Chris Hemsworth), a returning Marine. Seeking refuge in the woods Jed trains his recruits, including younger brother Matt (Josh Peck), cheerleader Erica (Isabel Lucas) and feisty local girl Toni (Adrianne Palicki). After a couple of days they're ready to take on hundreds, if not thousands of highly trained soldiers using the power of energy drinks and the Star Spangled Banner. Abandoning any hope of plausibility, this is simply a chance for audiences to see some attractive people in their mid-to-late twenties posing as teenagers and firing big guns.