Say it ain't so!!
Red Dawn was a classic movie of my generation...1984 and the Cold War was raging...Ronald Reagan was in office doing everything in his ability to whip the Ruskies into submission short of a full blown war....Espionage was at an all time high..and this movie came out. Instant classic. It had some of the most promising young actors of the time in it...Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson and others. Yeah, the plot was a bit thin in places and to think a small group like that would last very long without support from a populace base for replacements and supplies in a harsh, mountainous area is kind of weak. It seems like the Taliban keeps coming back for more against us in Afghanistan until you consider that what we are seeing over there in many cases are new fighters being recruited in safe haven villages across the border in Pakistan coming over and not necessarily the same hardcore fighters over and over. Even though in the movie they had a sympathetic town, it was heavily occupied and not a good choice for a little R&R on their part.
The only actor I have heard of that I know in the new version is Josh Peck who played in the show "Drake and Josh" on one of the kid channels my daughter watches. He is playing one of the lead roles in this thing. I can't see him in it but I will have to wait to find out if he can pull it off. I don't wish this remake ill, I just don't think that they will be able to recapture the campy, gritty feeling of the original. We shall see, I've been wrong before.
At least in the picture they are all using proper trigger discipline and have their booger pickers off the bang switch!!
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)