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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Don't watch "Red Dawn"
I'd been on the fence about whether to watch the new Red Dawn.
Sure, it's silly; John Milius's original was silly, and the notion that North Koreans would be the antagonists was just dumb.
On the other hand - the critics hated it. One such critic was one Daniel Kimmel from some New England rag or other. Kimmel thought
It is clear that Kimmel and those with him reject the "reactionary" view, that America is already Communist and exploitative of the historical majority here.
With that in mind, Milius has advised on that "Homefront" game, and that game also cast Norks as the red menace. So maybe we can watch the new "Red Dawn" movie and pretend that the "Norks" stand in for this nation's actual existential enemies.
But apparently not. It turns out that John Milius has denounced the remake. And not because he's repudiated the original, either.
So: I'll give it a miss.
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