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“Dumb, but Emotional”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Red Dawn was shot in 2010, but studio problems delayed its release until two years later.
And whenever a film is delayed, that usually means that it is not too good, which is also the case with this one.
It stars Chris Hemsworth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, although when he filmed it, Hemsworth had not yet become “Thor” in some other movies.
Also, the delay allowed the filmmakers time to change the invading army troops from Chinese to North Korean, so that the distributors could sell the film in China and not face discrimination.
So, if you want to see a film about a group of American teenagers who fight an invading army from a foreign country, I recommend that you see the 1984 version instead, which stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen in his first feature film, Jennifer Grey, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, and Powers Booth.
And whenever a film has plenty of star power, that sometimes means that it is better than good, which is also the case with that one.
The story in the first one takes place in Colorado, instead of in Spokane, Washington, which is where the story in the new one takes place.
Okay, a widespread blackout occurs in the northwest corridor of the United States, and a TV news report warns, “Don’t go outside unless it’s absolutely necessary.”
The next morning paratroopers land in town and invading troops take over the town and kill and capture its citizens.
Jed is a Marine visiting his family between tours of duty in Iraq, and Matt is his brother, who is in high school. Jed senses the danger, and he and Matt take off for the family cabin in the mountains, along with some of Matt’s high-school friends, and they start training with Jed’s leadership to form a resistance army and fight the invading North Koreans.
So, the film consists of lots of fighting, lots of explosions, and lots of destruction and dying.
Even though they get some support from a very few real soldiers, there are just too many unanswered questions and holes in this movie.
Red Dawn is dumb, but emotional, and once again I say if you want to see a better version of this movie, see the one that came out in 1984.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
Though the Republicans have a few good ideas, most of them are too crazy to actually run the government. The ideas I agree with are cutting spending in various areas. I do like the idea of getting rid of entire federal agencies that are redundant, do what state agencies do or are a complete waste of job, time and money. If the states can run Medicare, that would be fine by me. If the states can run education, ok good. Maybe a little administrative over site from Washington, but we don’t need monstrous do nothing agencies there. With the Department of defense we don’t need anymore dam ships, subs or attack satellites. Our intelligence agencies , coastal defenses and ready response teams, are important but our military can be condensed…… a lot. I don’t care if Obama raises taxes, but he and the Republicans better cut the shit out of the budget. Obama needs to get his penicil out We need departments that feed and help Americans but also stimulate the economy with good trade laws.
Other American crazies include Occupy Wall Streeters who are young, dumb and full of crap. Just talk to them. They are all over the place. Is it corporate greed and big banks or GMO’s ? Most of them hate capitalism and embrace communism so that gives their movement a no vote right their. The TeaParty on the other hand are focused and politically astute compared to the stoned hippie dumb shit occupiers, but they are all crazy right winged, gun toting, anarchists too.
What are we supposed to do with all this ??
Host Gabe Lee spent the past 10 years traveling the world. Iraq, Japan, America, Africa, South and Central America and Europe. Follow this young hip 20-something as he SMs around the planet.
Jann Scott Live Jann Scott is back at the World Channel 1 headquarters and asks us War or Not war? Nazis take over Boulder City Council and take away the local media under government control, BOOOO! North Korea, Bush, Chinese, Communists, Iraq, Civil War, Radical Islamic, and more on the Middle East. How much hope do we really have? And to end it all Jann gives a Nazi a hug.
The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman teams with screenwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth to streamline Joseph Wilson’s and Valerie Plame’s books detailing the explosive outing of undercover CIA agent Plame into a tense docudrama thriller starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. At the time her cover was blown by the George W. Bush administration, Plame (Watts) was combing Iraq for evidence of weapons of mass destruction as part of the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division. Her husband, American diplomat Joe Wilson was attempting to verify a claim that the Iraqis had recently purchased enriched uranium from Niger when the White House began beating the war drums before any solid evidence had been gathered. When Joe penned an editorial in The New York Times decrying the hasty call to war, a prolific Washington, D.C. journalist took the opportunity to reveal Plame’s identity as a CIA operative, an act that not only put her career in jeopardy, but also left her various contacts overseas in a precarious position. Years later, a jobless and publicly disgraced Plame wages a vicious fight to clear her name, set the record straight, and keep her family from falling apart.