The Red Dawn
remake is as needless a reboot as Hollywood can offer. It’s got the fingerprints of contemporary action filmmaking -- shaky camerawork and lousily written characters. While John Milius’ seminal ’80s movie played upon Cold War fears throughout the country, this modern-day update stretches to suppose that North Korea has the ability to invade the U.S. While audiences felt each character’s death in the original film, this new entry fills the screen with innocuous actors who are nothing but fodder for the front lines. Just when you wonder what the kids’ names are, a few of them are killed off, leaving fewer young actors you have to endure.