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Red Dawn Remake Ramps Up Patriotism In New Trailer

Red Dawn came out a while ago: 1984, to be exact, where C. Thomas Howell and Patrick Swayze rose up and defended their Midwestern town from invading Soviets at the height of the Cold War. The new Red Dawn also wrapped production a while ago, and has been sitting on the shelf for some time as MGM figured out its business and mapped out distribution. FilmDistrict stepped up, and now plans to get the film into theaters on Nov. 21. The latest trailer plays up the patriotism, introduces the new Wolverines, and triggers a hell of a lot of war-time destruction.

We have it for you below, courtesy of MSN Movies:

Dan Bradley – a stunt coordinator on the Bourne movies and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, to name just a few – makes his directorial debut with this Red Dawn remake, which changes the Russians of the original to North Koreans. Still Commies, still “Red,” so to speak. Hopefully there’s a better explanation as to why the enemies suddenly target an American small town, because that fact is overlooked in the first Red Dawn movie.

But the remake still stands apart for the fact that its cast has gone on to become gigantic because of other films they completed while waiting for Red Dawn to come out, and that’s fascinating. Chris Hemsworth’s star shines bright because of Thor, The Avengers and even Snow White and the Huntsman. Josh Hutcherson has a number of impressive films on his resume, though none are as huge as The Hunger Games. Even Adrianne Palicki has made a name for herself in Friday Night Lights and Supernatural. Will they now be know for Red Dawn? Perhaps. We’ll know when it comes out in a few weeks.

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