Film Review – Red Dawn

Director: Dan Bradley
Screenplay:Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Connor Cruise, Isabel Louis, Adrianne Paliki, Josh Peck
Genre: Action
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall Cine 4
Rating: **

Dan Bradley’s Red Dawn is an attempt at a modern rendition of John Milius’s 1984 film of the same name. Only then the storyline was set in mid-west America, at the dawn of World War III, where a group of teenagers (The Wolverines) joined forces to defend their town and their country from invading Soviet forces. In the latest Red Dawn a group of teenagers join together to save their town from the invasion of Korean soldiers. At the outset, this repetitive script shows how sliver thin the plot is never mind the skewed propaganda that pervades the entire film.