So, can I demonstrate the film is done well?
Of course I can, because it is.
|One of the first lessons of film criticism I learned to ask was: "Why is this film being made now?" The first version of Red Dawn from 1984 might have been a response to the media circus of American school girl Samantha Smith's visit to the USSR: the ten year-old sent a letter to the Soviet leader asking him if there was going to be a nuclear war and he invited her to come visit during which she told Americans the Soviets are just like us and want peace, hence, why Red Dawn of 1984 shows the heroes during school and the end of one education (formal, in-school) and the start of another, hands-on education in warfare (battling a dangerous ideology): high school students aren't as easily duped as a ten-year old. Red Dawn, in 1984, was a war cry to Generation X to learn the lessons of communism's inherent evils so there would not be a communist take-over in America like what we are seeing today because each generation has to learn its own lessons and make its own decisions. Why did film makers in 1984 know they needed to teach Generation X? Because the core of communism is that it be spread throughout the whole world, the whole world becomes communist for at least two reasons: one, a socialist state cannot compete with a strong capitalist state and the rich in a capitalist state will know the communist state wants to overthrow them, so the rich will take actions to destroy the communist state (not to mention that citizens under communism will start realizing life is better under communism and start defecting or over-throw the government). So why is it being made today? Liberals will deny that Obama's administration is implementing socialism, however, those of us who voted against him know that at best he's dumb and at worst he's dangerous, and liberals know he's implementing socialism but they think conservatives are dumb enough to be duped. So of the two-fold reason why Red Dawn has been re-made today, the first part is to validate the fears and anxieties of Americans against communism being brought into this country and encourage us to stay strong in spite of the liberal media lying to us that Obama is not a communist and that we are all alone in our fears. The second reason the film has been made will be discussed below.|
This is a brief clip after the invasion has started:
Why does Jed have problems getting the truck started?
symbolizes the 2008-10 auto bailout that conservatives should have been more forceful about in clashing with socialists on what to do. See why liberals would hate this film so much? It's meant to invigorate conservatives against the liberal take-over and that's the last thing liberals want.
Jed's younger, reckless brother certainly reminds me of another reckless American: Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) from Battleship, and, if you will recall, Battleship--like Red Dawn--is about war with North Korea. Matt being like a "wild cowboy" and risking others is a sign of immaturity and the consequences of the "me generation," but he outgrows it. This is not only a positive role model for this generation, but encouragement for older generations that the youth will rise up to the occasion and take leadership to take back the country.
The film opens with a montage of Obama and Clinton verbally condemning North Korea,... and not doing anything about it. So the film recognizes the real-world president, and then he's not seen ever again and the army doesn't come to help the Wolverines, Marines come out of retirement on their own to help (meaning that the president fails in ordering the military to come to the aid of Americans in distress; as we discussed with Taken 2, the best art is prophetic, and Red Dawn knew that Obama would fail to aid Americans in an invasion just as he failed to aid the Americans in the Benghazi attack). So much for the Commander In Chief. Instead of condemning a fine film, liberals should complain to their president about his terrible policies allowing communism to spread and his despicable public image.
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