Red Dawn | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 11, 2013
entertainment value
Another excuse to have sexy teens miraculously become action heroes. Politics muddled by tedious fight scenes and one-dimensional characters
genre Action
synopsis A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
lead actors Chris Hemsworth | Josh Hutcherson | Isabel Lucas | Adrianne Palicki | Jeffrey Dean Morgan | Edwin Hodge | Michael Beach | Connor Cruise | Alyssa Diaz | Matt Gerald | Josh Peck | Brett Cullen | Julian Alcaraz | Will Yun Lee | Fernando Chien | Kenneth Choi
director Dan Bradley