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The Kidd here...

The RED DAWN remake has been a long time coming, and now that MGM's financial issues are a thing of the past, November is when we'll finally get to see the film that was set to arrive two years ago. What a difference that time makes with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas and Adrianne Palicki much more recognizable than they were back then.

Yahoo! has the new one sheet for the film, and... well, it really doesn't let you know anything. There's an American flag and a few people carrying guns. FilmDistrict's got its work cut out in trying to sell this one, because this start relies solely on you wanting to see a movie with Thor or Peeta in it than one with any story elements in sight.


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by BosskBalls


  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by mike

    They look to clean

  • and considering all the drama of it taking soooooooooo damn long to even see the light of day because of the legal issues, it just... I don't know, there's a negative weirdness vibe around the whole thing, I feel like.

  • Seriously, how long ago was this film actually made? It is been long enough for them to change the bad guys from Chinese to North Koreans to space aliens back to North Koreans.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Poster done by a high schooler?

    by RandySavage

    Really low-level work. Doesn't bode well for the film... Isabel Lucas looks like a "jumped-up little cave-woman", to quote Chef Ramsay.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Why does Isabel Lucal look like a caveman?

    by gator_bait

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by gator_bait

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Why do posters continue to get shittier by each movie's release?

    by Judge Briggs

    Same with the DVD cover art. Shittier and shittier!

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Why does this poster look like it was made on instagram?

    by kindofabigdeal

    As I said in another talkback I've seen the trailer to this at a Regal Cinema. They asked me all kinds of marketing questions about the movie. I told em with the exception of one scene it seemed very meh. If this movie would have been greenlit after the success of Thor and Hunger Games I doubt either of the stars would have agreed to be in this POS. How long until we have Hemsworth star in the remake of Ghost? Co starring Emma Stone as Demi's role and Zoe Saldana as the sexy psychic. Major difference between this and the original is when Zoe is possessed and dances with Emma we don't cut to Hemsworth in the role. We get true girl on girl action. Maybe even a kiss. Maroon 5 does their version of Unchained Melody. CGI evil spirits taking people to hell.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    They should have called it: THOR VS. NORTH KOREA.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Also, China was originally going to be the invading country, but they changed that into North Korea, because they don't want to offend the Chinese and because they want those Chinese yuans. Although, I still don't think this is going to be released in China. Also, that is one awful poster.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I find that poster very funny.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    SWEATY NUTSACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by poop

    Why was there such a goddamn delay for this thing?

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    They look old

    by nieman

    The Brat Pack affiliates one at least all had baby faces

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Dr. Zaius and the Machine Gun Hooligans!

    by UltraTron

    Finally a movie with Dr. Zaius teaming up with some machine gun guys! A few years back I would have flipped for this but these days I find my love for Dr. Zaius to be a bit take it or leave it. I don't know if audiences are really clamoring for more Zaius either. This could go either way.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Awful, just god awful

    by darkgrafix

    Photoshop 101 people!! Cut them out, slap them in and for a kick, add the grime edge filter. P U!

  • What a waste. I'd LOVE to see the original remastered in theatres. Why can't Hollywood spend money on that instead of crappy remakes?

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Needs Captain Panaka in it...

    by BNITT

    ...with his mean, eye patched stare, and cynical badass attitude toward the North Koreans invading the mother country like they did the planet Naboo.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    This is going to be

    by Wyldstaar

    the funniest unintentional comedy of 2012.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    When the fuck did they start working on a Red Dawn remake?

    by Christian Sylvain

    This is news to me. I'd think that with the cold war over for like 20 years, an update of Red Dawn wouldn't have much relevance. That poster isn't helping.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This thing hasnt already gone str8 to video?

    by donkingkong

    Thor looks like he started his freshmen year of High School, when did they start filming this? Go Wolverweenies!

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    They should somehow CGI Swayze into this.

    by donkingkong

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    It's set in the suburbs instead of the original rural setting.

    by Royston Lodge

    Makes no sense to me. Wouldn't all the big cities, including the suburbs, have been nuked? In the original, the reason this rural Colorado town was being invaded by Cubans was because the rural areas were the only real estate that didn't glow in the dark after the initial nuke strikes. It was the only land left worth occupying.

  • It sounds like some propaganda to make people think that if they arm themselves enough, they can eventually face any foreign enemy and therefore any domestic enemy so our own government will never get out of line line because they're scared shitless of regular guys with guns so lie down and take whatever violations of the Constitution they might commit because you can always kick their ass if you really have to. Really, you can. It's the same shit that TV shows like Person of Interest and every procedural cop show tries to push. You can give up your freedom for security because there's the 2nd Amendment and you could always *snicker* defend yourselves if the government *snicker* gets out of hand. Liberal media, my cock.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Is that the feral kid from The Road Warrior in back?

    by Garbageman33

    Good lord, woman. Take control of those eyebrows.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    'welcome to the home of the brave' with an american flag?

    by Windowlicker74

    and they're all staring into the camera superserious.... man this is gonna be one intense movie..i mean picture

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Reason why released 2-3 years later is.........

    by iluvsyfy

    MGM bankruptcy put the film on the shelf, which is why Skyfall is 2 years overdue. The studio decided to put more money into the post-production and reshoots to change baddies from Chinamen to Kimyungdics, since they pushed date back a year. Apparently Mao wasn't happy and threatened to send over Jackie Chow Li to kick ass.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the Home of the Brave

    by Joey Stars

    And shitty ass poster design

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    China no longer the bad guys because....

    by banditmania

    ...they own most of the movie theaters now.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Will this movie be dedicated to Kim Jong-il?

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Poster looks like a print ad in a magazine

    by matineer

    Like the old TV Guide promos once the movie went to broadcast. Do we need this kind of jingoism now?

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Remakes = No imagination

    by blueant

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    China no longer the bad guys because

    by Mugato5150

    1) The aforementioned, they now own AMC theaters. Guess what the "A" no longer stands for. 2) The US owes China a shitton of money. They own us and we don't want to piss them off so they foreclose on the country 3) People in China pay to watch American movies

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    Boy, did they luck out delaying the release...

    by Bill Clay

    If this had came out in 2010 like planned, it would have hardly registered on most people's radar. Now that it's stars are box office gold, the studio executives must be jizzing in their pants.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Warmongering bullshit

    by gary_buseys_upper_half

    The idea that a country like North Korea could successfully stage a land invasion of the United States is RIDICULOUS. Their soldiers would all defect and surrender the minute they hit our shores. It would make a lot more sense to set this in oil-rich middle eastern country and have Americans be the invaders. At least that would be more realistic. Face it, now we're the bad guys.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for the trailer!

    by Nerd Rage

    Should be hilarious.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by JediWuddayaknow

    Why do I have a feeling Adrianne Palicki is going to end up doing a bunch of shitty slow-mo kung fu shit?

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Garbage poster

    by nephilim138

    Hire people that know what they're doing , stupid studio fucks.

  • The truth is the Soviets were not the Evil Empire. They were just as scared of nuclear annihilation as we were. But we were scared shitless because we were told to be. Just like today with terrorism. We're scared to death of guys with box cutters so we're willing to give up all our freedoms for the illusion of security. Look at TV, it's all over the place. Every procedural cop show praises the invasion of our privacy in the interest of security. And they have the balls to call it the liberal media.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    In Soviet Russia, high school jocks invade *you*!

    by dr geek

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Bob

    Really Hollywood?! Is this the best the marketing team could come up with? Tiger Beat losers with ASSAULT RIFLES for another crappy movie poster!? We shouldn't get all upset the next time some sicko shoots up a movie theater or a Chic-Fil-A when we have to look at garbage like this. Oh wait, I'm sorry, the sub machine guns are ok because they're defending our freedom.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Really fucking embarrassing. Somebody should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Who are these C listers? lol

    by Mel

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    The Soviet Union leadership was indeed "evil"

    by thot

    Brutal oppression of its own people. Gulags for dissenters and no freedom of speech or religion. That's "evil" in my book. Even today, Russia is brutalizing those who dare to criticize the leadership. Ever heard of Pussy Riot? Time to read the news and maybe a history book or two.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    "Dogface! I show you how North Korean dies!"

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Okay, the original "Red Dawn" is one of those movies like "Starship Troopers"; if it's on, I watch it. Always entertaining. Little worried about this remake, even not including the idea of North Korea invading us as being patently ridiculous. First off, the poster. It sucks. The movie is not "Urban Outfitters Wolverines vs. Red Dawn." I can't take any of these people seriously. A wee bit too freshly scrubbed, even if they do try to overcompensate by making Adrianne Palicki a dual-wielder. Remember those groovy Chinese-era propaganda posters show on this very site once upon a time? Here's a refresher: Change the Chinese flags to North Korean and spray-paint "WOLVERINES" over the whole mess and you've instantly got a 1000% better poster than this dreck. This assumes, of course, that the heroes will continue to be referred to as "Wolverines" and not "Bulldogs" or "Wildcats". I'm guessing Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the Powers Boothe character here, complete with thumper and cigar ZOMG JUST LIKE WATCHMEN!! Dude, your predecessor could've tapped Lea Thompson's ass but fucked up and got killed before closing escrow. So nail AP, like, immediately. Whoa, there's a truck full of Monster coming down the road! "Matt, RPG!!!" Supply column!! "Matt, RPG!!!" "Dude, check it! I got the Thundergun!! I am SO tweeting this!!" Sorry, I'm a little drunk...

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, the title doesn't even make sense now

    by Badger23

    Obviously, the original Red Dawn's title was an allusion to the the Soviets/Reds. Back when this bullshit remake still dealt with the Chinese Communists, the title made some sense. Now with North Korea being the enemy, the title doesn't make any fucking sense.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    But they were no threat to us, thot

    by Mugato5150

    No matter how they treated their own people, no one was willing to press the button to blow both of us up. Yet the gov't and the media led us to believe that at any minute either the reds would be parachuting in to take over or we'd wind up in a Mad Max dystopia. It's the same scare tactic bullshit that they're working with this terrorism excuse for taking away our freedoms.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Why are Australians defending the US from invasion?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Throw Loki in there, and all of Tumblr will go see this movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST


    by the_rising

    One of the worst Photoshopped posters I have ever seen. Ever! And cowardly Hollywood can suck my anal lint with their revisionist crap. The RED in RED DAWN doesn't even make sense anymore.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    mugato5150 is a complete moron

    by the_rising

    The Soviet government was insane. They were killers and psychopaths and thank God for Reagan, Thatcher and Pop John Paul for sticking it to 'em and forcing them to spend their way into collapse.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Thank God for Reagan. LOL

    by Mugato5150

    Well there's no more that needs to be said. Sorry for the Blaspheme. LOL.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    The original Red Dawn is the real Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey movie.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Fuck Dirty Dancing.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    mugato5150, a point of order

    by FluffyUnbound

    There was this little thing recently called the Iraqi insurgency. Maybe you heard of it? A bunch of guys with AK's and roadside bombs cost us a trillion bucks and a few thousand dead guys. Eventually our only way out was to send Petraeus into the Sunni areas with big bags of cash to hand out to anyone who brought their guys in from the cold. There's also this little thing called the Taliban, that since MOTHERFUCKING 1979 has been holding off not one, but TWO superpowers with small arms and the occasional Stinger. The implausible part of the original RED DAWN was the invasion. Logistically it made no sense and couldn't have transpired the way Milius had it transpire. But if the strategic situation described in the script came to pass, YES - a bunch of 18 year old kids hiding in the Colorado mountains with small arms could inflict high casualties and costs on an occupier. Abso-fucking-lutely. It's happened over and over around the world; it's happened to our own government; it will happen again; and Colorado has the perfect terrain for it. That's not NRA propaganda; that's history.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    BTW this poster looks awful

    by FluffyUnbound

    And this cast looks like it's a daytime soap.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I liked Josh Peck better when he was fat

    by Kyle DeMattio

    He made laugh a lot when he was on The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh, and I also enjoyed watching him in Snow Day and Max Keeble's Big Move. Now, not so much.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    And Chris Hemsworth's career was going so well...

    by Gary Makin

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    This poster does suck

    by Deep13

    when u compare to the brilliant original.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Are you sure this isn't a bad episode of Home and Away?

    by deanbarry

    Oh...and Jeffrey Dean Morgan!!!

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Releasing this during the holidays?

    by Cymbol

    Great marketing decision.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Endorsed by Clint Eastwood

    by Rtobert

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by poop

    I'd cro her magnon IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    sorry, fluffyunbound

    by Mugato5150

    but the NRA's masturbatory fantasies about the good people of the US standing up against the might their own government if they get out of hand or even another country if for some ridiculous reason they're able to invade our borders is bullshit. Afghanistan, Viet Nam, these are countries who have been invaded for pretty much their entire existence. Their entire population is used to hiding in caves or jungles and fighting insurgents. The people of the US? Fuck that, Storage Wars is on! Get over yourself.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Josh Peck

    by 6000_little_griglets

    i know a lot of actors go from TV shows to movies and what not but i just can't separate him from 'Drake & Josh' for some reason... my bad, not his... funnily enough i remember Chris Hemsworth from the Aussie soap 'Home and Away' and don't have any issue whatsoever.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker

    i hate that mother fucker!!! P.S. why all the remakes of all the 80's greatest flicks. as someone who grew up in the 80's, i am sick and tired of seeing my childhood tarnished by studio bigwigs that are so fucking greedy, that they will remake anything these days

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Crock 'o Shit

    by Bob

    At this rate they might as well start re-making Adam Sandler movies

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Isabel Lucas is a Hollywood whore, she protests the Iraq war one moment...

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    ... and then jumps for the cash in this pile of shit the next. Fucking hypocrite.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    People are seriously looking forward to this crap?! Do plants have no shame?!

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Nice to see they waited at least a few weeks after Denver

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Very thoughtful of them. NRA fuckheads.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    another NRA right-wing Fox News circle-jerk? No thanks.

    by Chain

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    NRA ad campaign

    by Steve Lamarre

    gee thanks but no thanks. Dude who plays Thor, just be Thor and nothing else.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    So maybe we will still get...

    by chrisd

    the '600 thousand screaming Chinamen' line. Or maybe not.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Have no interest in this shit!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Didn't 9-11 prove the original's premise wasn't COMPLETELY ludicrous?

    by Royston Lodge

    Unless my memory is incorrect, doesn't Powers Boothe's character say that the nukes that take out the major cities were delivered via civilian airliners? True, that still doesn't explain why the US isn't able to send off a counter-strike and nuke the USSR back to the stone age, but the idea that the Soviets could theoretically nuke the US mainland without using missiles and bombers wasn't COMPLETELY far-fetched.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Welcome To The Home Of The

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Photoshopped Douche Patrol

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    mugato5150 - It's happened before, on a small scale...

    by GunRunner

    Google The Battle of Athens.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    I can not stop laughing at it!!!!!


    It's fucking hilarious!!! AWWWWWW!!!! Make it Stop!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Seriously, look at it!! HAHAHAHA


  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    4473 Forms

    by GunRunner

    I loved how the Cuban commander in the original film tells his troops to go to all the gun stores and grab all of the 4473s so they can identify gun owners. It's so outlandish, but still illustrative of why we don't, and will never, support national firearms registration. In reality it's more likely to be Eric Holder grabbing the forms and knocking on your door.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    4473 Forms

    by GunRunner

    I loved how in the original the Cuban commander tells his troops to go to all of the gun stores and collect all of the 4473s, so they can identify who gun owners are. Hope they keep a nod to it in the new one. Although this poster doesn't give me any confidence that it will be another terrible remake ala Total Recall.

  • and hot chicks? how is it red dawn if the highschool is full of hot chicks and football stars? not enough sheen for my liking. and fully auto assault rifles? im sorry but taking this into modern day, the results would be like when those ac-130 gunners are tracking insurgents through thermal cams, except it would be north koreans and the insurgents would be white man with manifest destiny. my diagnosis is total shit, dead before it even begun.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    If this movie gives the North Korean Air Force AC-130s...

    by GunRunner

    ...then it truly would be a fantasy movie. I think they have about 20 Mig-29s, but everything else is ancient. The problem with this movie is that North Korea has neither the hardware or ability to invade the US.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Boy, this has shit written all over it

    by D.Vader

    How'd that last Milius remake turn out? Oh, it was supposed to be based more on the "source material" you say? Wow, it was still shit. Milius reigns supreme.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    And god am I sick of photoshopped posters

    by D.Vader

    Just make all your goddamn actors show up at the same time and take a photo. It's NOT THAT HARD.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Looks like friggin colorforms.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    i agree, the situation barely even made sense in the first one....

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    if this wants to stay accurate the wolverines are going to be doing a shitload of hacking and roadside bombings via IED's. But they will probably just have ak's and rocket launchers. and why would NK invade the US anyway? japan and south korea seem way more plausible, or did they already invade and defeat south korea, Japan, taiwan, the phillipines, australia etc. when the movie takes place? lame either way, should have just thought of something new.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Awful poster, and where the hell is JDM?

    by AlienFanatic

    He gets an above-the-line credit and no picture? C'mon. That poster, too, shows absolutely no imagination or panache. Ten minutes with photoshop and any geek out there could do the same.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Change from ChiComs to NKs

    by GunRunner

    The producers said that all they needed to do to change the main villains from ChiComs to North Koreans was to change the prologue that explains the situation, re-shoot two scenes, and change the uniforms with CG. They also claimed that they didn't take out the Chinese entirely, but just made the North Koreans a more active player in a large pan-Pacific bullshit power play that involved several countries. I don't know how this is going to be remotely good. Three H-bombs on the North Korean mainland would put an end to any invasion they might try. The soldiers would probably take one look at how good we have it compared to their slave state, and ask to move in.

  • Aug. 9, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    I have better idea for remake: War exercises and Paranoia

    by onezeroone

    US Armed forces are in middle fo some war games, simulating an attack by NK/Russian/insert-your-fav-enemy forces in some wilderness. Some teenagers get come across and think it is an actual invasion. To ramp up tension, keep it ambigious if it is really war-games or actual invasion. This way you get to explore the whole grey area of fear and paranoia clouding one's judgement, becomes a game of cat and mouse with viewers. Are these teenagers really heroes, or just some paranoid aholes killing US/ally soldiers.

  • The sets and big action pieces were impressive. So were the props. We'd have to stop filming on occasion because a couple blocks away a massive firefight or explosion would go on.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan is Powers Boothe is...

    by Soliok

    ... Colonel Toss 'Fireball' McWhiskey, or whatever that pilot character's name was. The movie is going to suck, but I'd like to see Morgan do his best Powers Boothe imitation.

  • Seriously, how the fuck can they maintain a logistics train all the way across the fucking pacific? How do they not get their invasion fleet nuked by a US sub along the way? Right now, real world, NK defectors to SK tell stories of fucking cannibalism where they are so goddamned starved some actually are digging up corpses to eat. BTW, cannibalism has happened more than once in the annals of communism. And, by the way, how do they fight us and South Korea simultaneously? The Souks have one of the most highly trained armies in the world with weapons that are a good 40-50 years more advanced than the 50s-60s era tech the Norks have. Don't ever believe the propaganda that we're the only thing keeping SK free. Their military has been preparing for another war with NK for decades. They have some the most extensive interior defensive networks the world has ever seen. When the Nork offensive stalls from lack of food and fuel, the Souks will counter-attack like a mother fucker. No one wants war or NK to collapse, because then you deal with the economic nightmare of unifying North and South into one nation. Think of the economic slump that hit Germany after the Berlin Wall fell, now multiply that by a hundred. The world economy is so shaky right now that something as small as NK imploding could lead to a global economic crisis. I know, turn your brain off and enjoy the fun... my argument is that this movie is too fucking insane, like Kim Jong Il insane, to be any fun.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworths brother is so bummed right now..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    Losing out on the Thor role to his brother really just keeps piss slapping him in the face. We have seen hemsworth in TWO "keep your face straight and kill people" movies.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST


    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    Are directors afraid of getting their actors grimy and dirty? Poster would look so much cooler if they didn't look like they just showered that morning.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Can we open a Kickstarter account for gary_buseys_upper_half

    by Monroville

    So we can get him a one-way ticket out of the US? Not that it's a big deal to me (okay, maybe just a deal. Not a big deal, but a moderately sized one), but why take a shit on your own country to the point where you think "we're the bad guys" as you lick the cheeto residue from your fingers, checking internet sites while watching shows on your 65" HDTV? Ooh! Life sucks for you while you type redundant comments about fictional things that upset you. Did it ever occur to you that if "we're the bad guys".. heh, heh... NOW (because we weren't the bad guys back in the 1880's? Sand Creek or Wounded Knee anyone?), maybe it's because of who and what you've been voting for?

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 4:03 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is a Peeta?

    by Grando

    Sounds like Greek food.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Actually AMC is partly owned by Bain Capital

    by Boiiinng

    Much worse than China.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Poster = Red yawn

    by keybored

    seriously I could do better with 5 minutes on photoshop

  • Is this what focus groups and marketing thinks we like in our actors now? No individualism. No personality separating one from the next?

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Isabel Lucas has got to be the fugliest chick I've ever seen.

    by Knuckleduster

    Where do they find these "models"?

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Fuck the studio for bending over to China

    by edwizard

    China's dicks. They're the only reason North Korea exists. They should have made a movie with a Chinese invasion. Fuck them for backing down.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by KelseysNuts

    That's the best poster they could come up with? Shows you what to expect from the film. Casting underwear models doesn't help either.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    America: The land of the free and the home of...

    by buggerbugger

    ...the paranoid fantasies about being invaded by hordes of foreigners, aliens or reanimated corpses that act as a release for much of the citizenry's culturally-ingrained first-person-shooter mentality.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Josh Hutcherson. Anton Yelchin. Justin Timberlake.

    by buggerbugger

    It's like 'Snog, Marry, Avoid', but with every option being 'Punch in the Fucking Face'.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    This movie needed to be set in Baghdad

    by fireclown

    Yeah. I said it. Child of the 80s, ex US Army, gun owner. And I said it.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I call Jingoistic Bullshit on this

    by KillaKane

    Gimme Team America over this shite any day of the week

  • how this horrible poster developed through some twisted marketing strategy (maybe it's just random?) and was released!

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    I'll pass

    by Wcwlkr

    Just don't think it's anything I'd even feel like watching. I don't hold the original in reverence I just don't care one way or the other.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    scratchmonkey ... well said, my man.

    by No Respectable Gentleman

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Can't we get more American actors for our "American" movies..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I love Chris Hemsworth. But him and Isabella Lucas are Australian and this is more like a red-blooded American flick. Kinda like how Harry Potter and Game of Thrones have NO americans with their fake British accents. Why can't we cast real American's in iconic american roles. Thanks god Chris Evans is from the US, or that woulda been a redonkuless.. Christian Bale as Batman. Henry Cavill as Superman. I guess there were no good Americans for these parts?!?

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST


    by rakesh patel

    get over it.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by SlickyVonBoner


  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    mugato5150 you are wrong sir

    by eROKv

    on the first day of deer hunting season in wisconsin, we become the 8th largest armed infantry force in the world (500,000+). so yes, our government needs to behave themselves to some extent.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    This hands down will be the worst movie of the decade...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I seriously cannot wait to see their explanation on how or even why North Korea would invade. Because it's simply fucking impossible. They have tanks... How would they even get them over here. South Korea has an over whelming Navy compared to them... I mean none of it makes any sense. Also wouldn't most North Korean soldiers just fucking surrender once they got here? I bet the food as a POW would be 100 times better what they get in that bankrupt shithole country. This movie will be so fucking hilarious. I mean the title doesn't even make sense. I know most Americans would go ape shit but they should have changed the premise completely. Have a company called "RED" attack the government. A mercenary army then tries to defeat the National Guard and police. The White House is destroyed as the company tries to over throw the government. That makes more sense than North Korea invading. Only problem is the bad guys would be rich white guys and not Asians so Americans would be pissed off.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    this looks seriously terrible!! are you kidding me

    by MainMan2001

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    who are these people?

    by SlyWalker

    Other then Thor, I have no idea who these other youngins are. I miss Jennifer Gray and Swayze:/ C THOMAS HOWELL BITCHES!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    NK has some type of secret weapon

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    that takes out even hardened military electronics thus rendering the US vulnerable to attack. At least that is what I recall from the trailer. Still doesn't explain how the little Koreans can send over enough equipment and troops for a full scale invasion. Look out how much crap we had to ship over to Iraq and that is the size of one of our states. At least if they said Chinese the premise could be they ship the troops over in boxes and they start the invasion from within Walmart stores all across the country. The original movie is dumb as hell (yes we loved it when it came out) but the trailer for this version makes the original look like Apocalypse Now.

  • They can't even feed their own people, they have a weak navy, and a marginally successful airforce. Now of course, there's China, but we owe so much money to our "Dear Fathers" that we're too much like pussies to piss them off. Whatever... pussies!

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    The people behind this re-make continue to fumble the ball.

    by Buck Turgidson

    Pretty disappointing on many levels. Since I enjoyed the original so much as a kid I will give this a chance.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Isn't that the Stop-loss poster?

    by Buck Turgidson

  • ...and have no idea what design is...pure shit.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    The most annoying thing about the picture.

    by tailhook

    Is that idiot 2nd from the left that has his finger pointing out as if he's posing for the next Call of Duty cover. Its like he's trying to say.. hey look.. I'M A BADASS SOLDIER.. but then you see his face and realize he's just an actor poorly playing one. I have no idea why that guy even gets work. Hemsworth is at least trying to impart Badass, without completely making a fool of himself.

  • From Cabin in the Woods to this, it's like we're watching his career go backwards. I'm sure he wishes garbage like this had been released long ago.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Why do all of the actors have to be hot?

    by Wickham Jones

    Seriously... this looks retarded and I'm slightly offended as a service member...

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    @tailhook, yeah I agree, wtf?!

    by Wickham Jones

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This will suck....

    by The Chebb

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Shit poster.

    by Baryonyx

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    It was dumb regardless if China or NK was the villain...

    by wil

    We're China's biggest customers, and North Korea can't even feed their own people much less invade another country. This movie had a brain-dead premise from the get-go.....just a couple of movie producers hoping to cash in on jingoistic rednecks.

  • Aug. 10, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    How many non-Americans played Wolverines in...

    by DanteCubit

    ...the original "Red Dawn?" Patrick Swayze - born in Texas. C. Thomas Howell - born in California Charlie Sheen - born in New York Lea Thompson - born in Minnesota Darren Dalton - born in Wyoming Jennifer Grey - born in New York Brad Savage - born in Michigan Powers Boothe - born in Texas Doug Toby - born in California Harry Dean Stanton - born in Kentucky Even the two main villains were played by Americans. Ron O'Neal (Cuban leader in the film,) - born in New York William Smith (Russian Cmdr) - born in Missouri My, how the world has changed. I think I'm going to produce a film about the British Royal Family and cast every part with members of "The Jersey Shore." I'm thinking of Snooki for Catherine (Kate Middleton) the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Aug. 11, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Anakin Skywalker, Fat guy in King of Queens, Urkle

    by A G

    Just SOME of the American talent that should be considered for major American roles like Batman and Superman.

  • Aug. 11, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Is that Sue Ellen Mischke?

    by xbagboy

  • Aug. 11, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    This should be a 'Starship Troopers'-style satire

    by DOYLE1