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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:32 PM

You would have to tie me up and pry my eyes open like a Clockwork Orange to make me watch Red Dawn

From the source material and the trailer, I can tell this will be a mindless, explosion-fueled rah-rah patriot movie with no relevance whatsoever. North Korea invading America? Really? A third-world dictatorship that can't even finish a skyscraper? Sorry Thor, but I can't support you this time.

If you want an action-packed political thriller with brains, read my book instead. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008HL4XM0

-Rocco "Shameless Plug" Ryg

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Reply You would have to tie me up and pry my eyes open like a Clockwork Orange to make me watch Red Dawn (Original post)
RoccoRyg Nov 2012 OP
FSogol Nov 2012 #1
Siwsan Nov 2012 #2
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #4
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #6
jsmirman Nov 2012 #11
chemp Nov 2012 #3
aletier_v Nov 2012 #19
Panasonic Nov 2012 #5
RoccoRyg Nov 2012 #12
Panasonic Nov 2012 #13
Panasonic Nov 2012 #18
RoccoRyg Nov 2012 #20
Autumn Nov 2012 #7
RoccoRyg Nov 2012 #10
Autumn Nov 2012 #14
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #8
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #9
Romulox Nov 2012 #15
n2doc Nov 2012 #16
MadHound Nov 2012 #17
NuttyFluffers Nov 2012 #21
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #22
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #23
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #24

Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:35 PM

1. A masturbatory right wing fantasy.

Some rednecks get to shoot people and everyone cheers! They should have kept the bad guys as Soviets. It would have made the same amount of sense.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:36 PM

2. I've seen the first Red Dawn and thought it was hilarious

I've never seen a film so filled with bad cliche dialog. Really bad cliche dialog. I'll wait until this 2nd one shows up on cable. That way if it's as bad as I suspect, I can just flip the channel. Some things just aren't worth watch, for a couple of snarky laughs.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:38 PM

4. AHHHHH VEEEEEENGE MEEEEEEE!

I actually loved Red Dawn when I was a little boy... Which may be because it's a movie made for such an audience.

Now... Now it's just hilarious.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:05 PM

6. To be fair, I don't exactly think they were aiming for cinema's apogee on that one.

I'll forgive quite a bit when a movie (or whatever) is trying not to take itself quite so seriously.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. My friend and I used to watch Red Dawn together every time we had a sleepover at his place

he went on to become a Lieutenant in the Marines, fwiw.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:37 PM

3. Flip the movie premise

Family and friends in a local community for a insurgency to fight off an invasion from an unfriendly country.

The invaders is America
The insurgency is... well...

How would THAT movie go over

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Response to chemp (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:04 PM

19. it would be called "Red State"

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:58 PM

5. I'd like to read your book...

 

Wonder if you give DU'ers discounts?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:31 PM

12. I do free promotions sometimes.

But for now, it's $2.99. I only get 70% in royalties anyway.

Most action-thrillers have a conservative viewpoint, like Tom Clancy, Orson Scott Card and (ughh) Brad Thor. I flipped that on its head and made one with a liberal viewpoint instead. I hope you like it.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

13. Yeah, got tired of the conservative books.

 

Lately I've been reading a book by Sarah Miller (Sasha McCandless series) - and was hooked.

I read Athena Project by Brad Thor and thought it was meh.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:00 PM

18. I decided to buy your book.

 

Should make for a good toke 'n read

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:51 PM

20. Thanks

Hope you enjoy it.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

7. Can I get your book on Nook?

It looks good.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:38 PM

14. Thanks!

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. I had read that originally it was supposed to be China and not N Korea

But China got upset that the bad guy was changed.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:20 PM

9. I rather see your book as a movie than that piece of garbage!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:41 PM

15. The original is an absolute classic.

WOLVERINES!

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:57 PM

16. I would watch it. But I would have to be sloshed.

And it would have to be free. But enough drinks can make anything, interesting.

Or maybe shrooms.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:00 PM

17. I view it as one more example of how intellectually and artistically bankrupt Hollywood has become.

 

This the same film industry that has made movies out of bad TV series(Dukes of Hazard, A Team) and remade every possible movie they possibly can, no matter whether the original was good, bad or middling.

I find it amazing when anything creative and original comes out of Hollywood these days.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:27 PM

21. then you might find the game Home Front hysterical!

video for alt history trailer


North Korea reunites, oil spikes to death, USA dollar collapses, Korea invades and takes Hawaii & West Coast, and Midwest is the new Homefront.

rather silly, an excuse for commie fear mongering and yahoo gun nut fantasies of shooting up Americans & Asians with San Francisco backgrounds. i don't remember if it did very well in the game market.

so laughably dated and implausible, and yet here it is. and where did all that money come from for what sounds like an obviously bad entertainment investment? it's like someone out there is funding fear mongering or something...

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:39 PM

22. There's only one good thing about this movie

It was made in Metro Detroit, so other than bringing some much needed revenue to the local economy, I can't see what's so great about it.

Unfortunately, Gov Snyder put an end to the tax breaks for movie productions in this state. While it was effect, movie production exploded here, now that it's gone, so are the incentives. The word was once out to Hollywood that Michigan was open for business and that was for both good movies and bad ones alike.

Whatever that they were making, come here and spend your money, I say. It's all green.

The Michigan GOP, I have no idea why they do half the shit that they do, but since they've taken over this state, most of it makes absolutely no sense.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:43 PM

23. I love the analysis in H. Bruce Franklin's "MIA, or Mythmaking in America"

he locates Red Dawn as one of the Vietnam recuperation films, along with the Rambo films and others. The only way to recuperate the American self-conception after Vietnam was to utterly reverse the roles, such that the Americans are the ill-equipped guerrilla army fighting off the mechanized invader force. The only way to make Americans feel good again after Vietnam was to turn Colorado teenagers into the Viet Cong!



It's a perfect analysis of the imaginary implied in Red Dawn.

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Response to RoccoRyg (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:48 PM

24. Okay...

What time's good for you?


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