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10 Aug 2012 @ 18:48
An extract from the wikipedia page..
In June 2010, release of the film was delayed due to MGM’s financial difficulties. The delay came amid growing controversy in China after excerpts of the script were leaked on the website The Awl. The film drew sharp criticism from the Global Times, one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers, with headlines such as "U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China" and "American movie plants hostile seeds against China." One of the articles stated: "China can still feel U.S. distrust and fear, especially among its people. Americans’ suspicions about China are the best ground for the hawks to disseminate fear and doubt, which is the biggest concern with the movie, Red Dawn.
..gotta say, looking at the trailer I can see where they were coming from. Films like this that turn any nation into a 2D caricatures aren't helpful. A lot of American's have a very inward focus and opinions can be greatly influenced by movies, even silly movies like this one. Chinese films often do the same in portraying foreigners. With that said, China's about the only country who could pull this off so I guess it brings an element of 'realism' ...don't think that words even appropriate!
Hemsworth + Explosions.. so it can't be too bad!