Although I haven’t watched it in years, I was a fan of the original Red Dawn. Released in 1984, Red Dawn starred Patrick Swayxze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey before they had reached the height of their fame,
Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith, Powers Boothe and Frank McRae also had roles and gave the movie the gravitas it would have otherwise lacked.
If the new Red Dawn looks half-way interesting, I think I’ll check it out. If not, then it’s time to fire up the original.