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    Seen the remake of RED DAWN.

    Movie was not as bad as I thought it would be, the story was not the same as the original but it was enjoyable. If your thinking about seeing it, I would say it was not a waste of money since it is a decent action flick, but not as enjoyable as the original was. If your looking for a action movie to see, this one is not a bad one to see.
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    So the story line sucks but it's a 'good' action flick?
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    Re: Seen the remake of RED DAWN.

    I haven't really seen the preview yet. Wh are the bad guys this time? Still the Russians and Cubans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    So the story line sucks but it's a 'good' action flick?
    I enjoyed the film. I thought it was MUCH better than the first film -- by a long-shot! The film was more in-touch with the invading forces [North Korea] and the writing was much better, as was the acting. I would give this film FIVE stars, and say that anyone that enjoys this type of film should give it a try.

    This film made the hair on the back of my neck stand up on several occasions, and will touch home for any true Patriot. A small group of fighters started an all-out resistance that began taking back our Country from the hostile invaders; what's not to like?
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    I have seen plenty of mindless action flicks that were still fun to watch. Yea the story line was thin but it was still enjoyable. As for the bad guys in the movie was North Korea and Soviet spetsnaz. It was China which was more believable but they refused to make the film if they kept china as the bad guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    I have seen plenty of mindless action flicks that were still fun to watch. Yea the story line was thin but it was still enjoyable. As for the bad guys in the movie was North Korea and Soviet spetsnaz. It was China which was more believable but they refused to make the film if they kept china as the bad guys.
    Well.... China did/does back North Korea, so this might as close as they could get to get the idea across.

    As for the first one, I rather enjoyed it. I believe that the story line was mostly solid. I saw it as being kinda 'real'.

    The trailers for the new one make it look, rather fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    I enjoyed the film. I thought it was MUCH better than the first film -- by a long-shot! The film was more in-touch with the invading forces [North Korea] and the writing was much better, as was the acting. I would give this film FIVE stars, and say that anyone that enjoys this type of film should give it a try.

    This film made the hair on the back of my neck stand up on several occasions, and will touch home for any true Patriot. A small group of fighters started an all-out resistance that began taking back our Country from the hostile invaders; what's not to like?
    Based on your review. I might go and see it.

    I don't normally bother with the over priced theaters anymore and just wait for the disc release.

    How realistic was it though? As I said earlier that the trailers make it look awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    Based on your review. I might go and see it.

    I don't normally bother with the over priced theaters anymore and just wait for the disc release.

    How realistic was it though? As I said earlier that the trailers make it look awful.
    Well as usual the explosions are not too realistic, too much fire, the weapon control was done nicely for the most part from what I noticed. The action did not take forever to start, I did not see any of the 1,000 round single magazine firefights. Its no Blackhawk down in realism but it is not bad for Hollywood.
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    Well.....

    I haven't seen it, but I've read the reviews, and the big deal for me is the made up version of Spokane....

    The clock tower is nowhere to be seen (at least according to my friend) no fighting takes place in Riverside Park, and Fairchild AFB is never mentioned. I have a standing grudge against Washington-set movies that don't actually film or depict real places in Washington....

    But I'll probably see it for the same reason I liked the first movie, despite the ridicolous premise it's fun to watch commies getting shot.....
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    did they go to the gun shop and grab the 4473s? in this movie too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    did they go to the gun shop and grab the 4473s? in this movie too?
    Nope, they killed several Koreans and took their AK's and ammo from them. In most firefights they showed them stripping ammo/gear off the dead bodys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    Nope, they killed several Koreans and took their AK's and ammo from them. In most firefights they showed them stripping ammo/gear off the dead bodys.
    Macbeth was referring to the original "Red Dawn" movie in which a Cuban officer working with the Soviets enters a gun shop and orders his men to seize the "4473s" (ATF form 4473 is what you fill out when buying a gun, it lists the name and address of the buyer, along with the make, model, caliber, serial, etc of the purchased firearm along with the declaration you're not prohibited under federal law to buy a firearm) it's implied that he asked for the forms so he and his soldiers knew who owned guns and what kind of guns they owned so they could be disarmed.

    What I've always thought though, if I was a gun shop owner in that case I'm either bugging out with my bound book coming with me or throwing those records on a bonfire before i bug out if possible. I'm sure uncle sam would understand... but then again maybe not.
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    It's a remake?? I thought it was a new film about Obama's second term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasjayhawk View Post
    it's a remake?? I thought it was a new film about obama's second term.
    lmao!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasjayhawk View Post
    It's a remake?? I thought it was a new film about Obama's second term.
    Hey, no personnel attacks on this forum.

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    I saw the remake with my son that is USMC, we both enjoyed it but then we don't go to check to make sure everything is factual, we go for the entertainment, and it was certainly entertaining.
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