Red Dawn

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  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (79,929)
  • 31

Red Dawn is a thrilling action movie released in 2012, directed by Dan Bradley and starring Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, and Josh Hutcherson. The film is a remake of the 1984 movie of the same name. The story of Red Dawn revolves around a group of young people who are fighting for their lives and their country after a surprise invasion of the United States by a coalition of foreign nations. North Korea, Russia, and Cuba form an alliance and launch an all-out attack on the United States, occupying several American cities and towns, including Spokane, Washington, where the story takes place.

The main protagonist of the movie is Jed Eckert (played by Chris Hemsworth), a former Marine who returns to his hometown to visit his father, Tom Eckert (played by Brett Cullen). Jed is accompanied by his younger brother, Matt Eckert (played by Josh Hutcherson), who is a student at the local high school.

While the two brothers are out deer hunting, they witness the beginning of the invasion when paratroopers drop out of the sky and start attacking the town. The brothers quickly realize that they need to escape, and they return to the town to warn their family and friends.

Jed and Matt team up with a group of teenagers, including Robert Kitner (played by Josh Peck), Danny (played by Edwin Hodge), Toni Walsh (played by Adrianne Palicki), and Erica Martin (played by Isabel Lucas), and together they form a resistance group, calling themselves the Wolverines, after the local high school mascot.

The Wolverines start conducting hit-and-run attacks on the invading soldiers, sabotaging their supply lines and communications, and stealing their weapons and equipment. Jed takes on the role of the group's leader, using his military training to teach the others how to fight and survive.

As the group becomes more successful, they attract the attention of the occupying forces, led by Captain Cho (played by Will Yun Lee), who becomes obsessed with capturing and killing the Wolverines. The Wolverines engage in an intense guerrilla war with the enemy, using their knowledge of the local landscape to their advantage, and eventually, their actions start attracting national attention, inspiring other American citizens to revolt against the invaders.

Red Dawn is an action-packed movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The film features incredible battle scenes, high-speed chases, and heart-pumping suspense, all tied together by powerful performances from the cast.

In addition to the adrenaline-fueled action, the movie also explores themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and patriotism, showing how a group of teenagers can rise to the occasion and become heroes in the face of incredible danger.

Overall, Red Dawn is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves action films and stories of bravery and heroism. With a talented cast, stunning visuals, and heart-stopping action, this movie is sure to leave you wanting more.

Red Dawn is a 2012 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 31.

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    5.3  (79,929)
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