One of mine is the classic Red Dawn. I'm sorry, but watching those Russian (or was it Soviet... the Cold War has been gone for so long it is hard to remember) paratroopers descending out of the sky and landing on American holy ground (the high school football field) just never gets old. Come on, who didn't cheer when those kids were driving to escape out of town and that Army National guard Huey swoops out of the sky and blows away the Ruskie tanks in front of them? Makes ya proud!
Well for those of you who missed it the first time, IT'S BACK AGAIN and coming next year to a theater near you! Only this time instead of the Russians and their New World Order Cuban allies running amok in the Heartland of America it is the Chinese!
What a movie for our times! As if we did not have enough to worry about in the real world, we now have a technicolor tale crafted by Hollywood's best showing the US being overrun by the legendary Chinese hordes!
The filming of this blockbuster is bringing in scads of cash to economically strapped Michigan, which is a good thing. Reportedly this is the biggest film project they've landed yet. But wouldn't it be supremely ironic if some of the financing came from a cash rich foreign source trying to offset their trade surplus... like maybe, um... China?
Just think next year Wal-Mart, a company that made a fortune importing goods from China, will have the boxed set of Red Dawn and Red Dawn the Remake just in time for the holidays! But for me, I just cannot imagine it beating out the original...
Edited by gwb123, 01 October 2009 - 09:04 PM.