Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans

Mar 20, 2011 Read more: Free Republic 7
"Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans... so as not to offend Beijing" Hollywood film-makers have changed the villains in a re-make of the film Red Dawn to avoid offending China and spoiling its chances of success at the box office. Read more
JosephMendiola

Barrigada, Guam

#1 Mar 20, 2011
I've read varios MSM-Net that the related PC game "HOMEFRONT" is NOT doing well as per national sales, as ostensibly due to [predomantly Male]Gamers of all age strata not believing the basic plot or premise.

The original "RED DAWN" was made during the US-USSR Cold War,+ was at least feasible in most of its basic plot or premise. THE CONCEPT THAT STARVING NORTH KOREA COULD SUCCESSFULLY INVADE + OCCUPY LARGE PARTS OF THE US + NORTH AMERICA IS A BIT FAR-FETCHED.

And yes, I'm trying to be polite when I say "far-fetched".

In "HOMEFRONT" + "RED DAWN" REMAKE, ANY CHANGE-Of-VILLAIN AS DESCRIBED IS PROB MORE APPLICABLE TO A REMAKE OF CHUCK NORRIS' "INVASION USA", OR "THE SIEGE" WHERE WASHINGTON DC COMES UNDER BLOODY + SUSTAINED TERROR ASSAULT.

I'll be very surpised iff this villain swicth works out - ditto for the movie in theater.
firehimnow

Thurston, OR

#2 Mar 21, 2011
The USA is lousey with it's own homeborn enemys.No other country is capable of doing what we do to ourselves through our own uneducated Dumbs--tology!
Dave

Clover, SC

#3 Mar 21, 2011
Just lost all interest in this film.
What a boneheaded move. north korea?

Since: Nov 10

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#4 Mar 21, 2011
they only did it so the movie would sell in China and make millions if not billions
lesson1

Hamilton, Canada

#5 Mar 21, 2011
North Koreans commies are crazier.
Dave

Clover, SC

#7 Mar 23, 2011
thanks MGM you saved me from spending 10 dollars+
on this film.
ifseeker

Escalon, CA

#8 Mar 25, 2011
Great original film, but north koreans...*yawn...

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