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post #1 of 31 Old 08-10-2009, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
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updated 2:48 p.m. CT, Mon., Aug 10, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise's son is getting ready to for battle.

Connor Cruise will star in the remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Also joining the 14-year-old Cruise as soldier-fighting Wolverines in the remake are Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson and Edwin Hodge.
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I've had my fill of remakes. Rather watch the original on Blu-ray

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In the remake thread I posted that I actually looked forward to remakes because they usually are based of a previously good story and have a chance to be great movies. This, in my opinion, doesn't qualify.

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Have to admit I enjoyed the original, it had a great cast. I will give this new one a look.

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I've had my fill of remakes. Rather watch the original on Blu-ray

/get off my lawn

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The original cast makes this movie. I would rather see the original re-mastered and released on BR.
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The original cast makes this movie. I would rather see the original re-mastered and released on BR.

+1 would love too see that too.

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Just watched the original for the first time ever last week. It had its moments, but was definitely a product of its times. Will the remake be set in the cold war era, with the Soviets as the Big Bad? Or, will the remake have the Wolverines fighting terrorists?

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I'm not sure how a remake could be made based now. theirs not really any one who could overpower the US like the USSR. maybe NK or china.. at least some one who could become an enemy. maybe it starts when canada bombs the baldwins home
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I'm not sure how a remake could be made based now. theirs not really any one who could overpower the US like the USSR. maybe NK or china.. at least some one who could become an enemy. maybe it starts when canada bombs the baldwins home

If the title is to fit, then you'd think it would have to be a communist country invading. It will be interesting to see what they do, but I'm not getting any hopes up.

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I guess my post was overboard 'for this forum' about plot ideas huh?

Understood

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I'm not sure how a remake could be made based now. theirs not really any one who could overpower the US like the USSR. maybe NK or china.. at least some one who could become an enemy. maybe it starts when canada bombs the baldwins home

Canada?

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Where the threat Larry mentioned is coming from is sadly obvious, but one cannot say it here.

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Where the threat Larry mentioned is coming from is sadly obvious, but one cannot say it here.

Right on both counts

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Just watched the original for the first time ever last week. It had its moments, but was definitely a product of its times. Will the remake be set in the cold war era, with the Soviets as the Big Bad? Or, will the remake have the Wolverines fighting terrorists?

The Chinese, it's in the link.

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IS that kid adopted? he looks nothing like Cruise.

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IS that kid adopted? he looks nothing like Cruise.

Maybe he inherited his looks from his mother, Nicole Kidman. Or did he?

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Cruise's two children from the marriage with Nicole Kidman were adopted. He didn't biologically father a child until the Katie Holmes affair. Likewise, Kidman's first biological child is the one she had with Keith Urban.

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Cruise's two children from the marriage with Nicole Kidman were adopted. He didn't biologically father a child until the Katie Holmes affair. Likewise, Kidman's first biological child is the one she had with Keith Urban.

I always thought that was strange
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BTW- Red Dawn (the original) in on MGM-HD this month.

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My guess is the new one will be a bunch of fight scenes overdone with effects with a few scenes of dialouge thrown in. More than likely missing the whole idea and point of the original. Now a fully remastered original on blu ray would be good.

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Maybe he inherited his looks from his mother, Nicole Kidman. Or did he?

Apparently not.

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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42366

Looks like the terrorist premise is most likely giving these pics from the set..
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I was close, looks like it's going to have a Chinese slant to it (no pun intended):
http://www.reddawn2010.com/
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if china is involved then it should be a pretty short flick.
600 million chinese invade the U.S.
Resistance if futile!
They rename it the U.S.C.
end of movie.

The remake of Red Dawn is going to be lame.
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if china is involved then it should be a pretty short flick.
600 million chinese invade the U.S.
Resistance if futile!
They rename it the U.S.C.
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Even shorter. They'll just call the note we owe them and its over before you can blink an eye.
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Watched this yesterday.

As a big fan of the original it isn't terrible. It's not perfect either. Its biggest flaw was the urban setting, at least in contrasting it with the original. Several scenes and lines are nearly identical and it had some stirring moments early on. Jeffery Dean Morgan was perfectly cast as Tanner (Powers Booth) and the explanation of the invasion was equally explained here as in the original. There isn't enough of him sadly. The kids are ok and representative of current youth but I never believed any of them in real life would dig as deep as they did in the movie. The plausibility is there but very low. Some accurate ideas are floated in the opening of the movie regarding the war but not much else is there. At the end of the day it was enjoyable and a worthy rental to fans of the classic film but it lacked heart in my opinion as many remakes do.

If you've seen Tomorrow, When the War Began it is easily as good but it has an edge over Red Dawn 2012.
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Watched this yesterday.

As a big fan of the original it isn't terrible. It's not perfect either. Its biggest flaw was the urban setting, at least in contrasting it with the original. Several scenes and lines are nearly identical and it had some stirring moments early on. Jeffery Dean Morgan was perfectly cast as Tanner (Powers Booth) and the explanation of the invasion was equally explained here as in the original. There isn't enough of him sadly. The kids are ok and representative of current youth but I never believed any of them in real life would dig as deep as they did in the movie. The plausibility is there but very low. Some accurate ideas are floated in the opening of the movie regarding the war but not much else is there. At the end of the day it was enjoyable and a worthy rental to fans of the classic film but it lacked heart in my opinion as many remakes do.

If you've seen Tomorrow, When the War Began it is easily as good but it has an edge over Red Dawn 2012.
I saw it a couple days ago as well and thought it was inferior to the original. The biggest issue I had with it was the portrayal of their life trying to survive starving and with limited resources. It seems the new version wanted to eliminate that element from story via a single ambush. I also didn't care for the urban setting.

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Did they swipe the premise from this game (2010)?: tongue.gif

I only bring it up because it is such a great trailer for a videogame.

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Did they swipe the premise from this game (2010)?: tongue.gif

I only bring it up because it is such a great trailer for a videogame.
The guy who wrote Red Dawn (original) helped write that game.
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