Red Dawn Final Cut Score: 82%
Red Dawn doesn't suck.
Yes, I know this sounds preposterous. I know this sounds inconceivable. I might as well have told you Pluto is no longer a planet, but it's true. The been-sitting-on-a-shelf-since-2010 remake of one of the '80s most
Swapping Soviets for
The dialogue doesn't evoke thoughts of Chaucer but what'd you expect? This is the Norse god of thunder, Thor, leading the charge. And can he ever topple evil regimes; not with brute force, but rather guerrilla warfare and home court advantage – no one knows Spokane, Washington like these rebellious youths.
Red Dawn is undoubtedly outlandish (what country would actually want ownership of Spokane for God's sake?) but stunt coordinator-turned-director Dan Bradley delivers the eye candy with explosions in spades to keep you largely tuned in for the 93-minute runtime.
Score a minor victory for unbelievability.