Monday, March 21, 2016

Red Dawn

Red Dawn is a 2012 American war film directed by Dan Bradley. The film centers on a group of young people who defend their hometown from a North Korean invasion.
An introductory montage shows the fallout of the economic crisis in the European Union and a weakened NATO alliance, amid increasing co-operation between an increasingly militant North Korea and ultranationalist-controlled Russia.
Originally scheduled to be released on November 24, 2010, the film was shelved due to MGM's financial troubles. While in post-production, the invading army and antagonists was changed from Chinese to North Korean including Chinese symbols to North Korean in order to maintain access to China's box office (its money that matters, of course).


  1. Your photos are actually from the original 1984 Cold War movie, which somehow managed to be both right-wing and anti-war. In that movie, the invaders were the Russians and Cubans, and the Chinese also fighting the Russians. This scene after the kids rescue a pilot was probably the most chillingly memorable...

    Robert: What about Europe?

    Col. Andy Tanner: I guess they figured twice in one century was enough. They're sitting this one out. All except England, and they won't last very long. ... The Russians need to take us in one piece, and that's why they're here. That's why they won't use nukes anymore; and we won't either, not on our own soil. The whole damn thing's pretty conventional now. Who knows? Maybe next week will be swords.

    Darryl Bates: What started it?

    Col. Andy Tanner: I don't know. Two toughest kids on the block, I guess. Sooner or later, they're gonna fight.

    Jed Eckert: That simple, is it?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Or maybe somebody just forget what it was like.

    Jed Eckert: ...Well, who *is* on our side?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.

    Darryl Bates: Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.

    Col. Andy Tanner: There *were*.

    1. Thanks for your extensive comment! You are absolutely right. There are two 'Red Dawns'. The first one dealing with a Cuban/Soviet/Nicaraguan invasion, the second with North Koreans ( and Looks like the photo's are indeed of the former.