Wednesday, November 21, 2012


So, they're finally releasing the Red Dawn remake that has been sitting on a shelf in Hollywood for something like three years,because studio execs were afraid to piss off the Chinese, who apparently spend quite a bit of money on American movies. Both as consumers and as contributors. Well, that's awesome. Anyway, Hollywood's brilliant fix was to CGI all the Chinese flags into North Korean flags, because fuck believability, we're Hollywood. It is what we say it is. I, for one, have always been concerned that a backwards starving nation with all the military capability of at least Rhode Island might decide to one day invade us. Seriously, I don't even think Pelosi, given absolute power could get us to a place where North Korea could invade anytime soon.

So suffice it to say, this seems like it is destined to be a terrible film, and the critics agree. This thing is tracking at about 10% on Rotten Tomatoes. But then I read the reviews. And the overwhelming issue appears to be an inflated sense of patriotism in the movie. One reviewer called it a Tea Partiers wet dream. The story of American's having to stand up for themselves as the bumbling beaurocrats in D.C. twiddle there thumbs, unsure of how to act in the face of a real threat. Well, shit. Now I'm interested. I mean, it isn't that hard to just pretend that it's the Chinese invading. In fact, it's frighteningly easy. And I'm a big fan of patriotism.

This movie's major sin may only be that it did not punish us for our arrogance enough.  American Patriots are not to be lauded. American Patriots are meant to be ridiculed and derided by today's modern Global Patriot. Well, fuck that. I may actually go see this movie.

1 comment:

Blogust said...

Audience gave 67% which isn't too bad