Release Date: November 2, 2012
Director: Dan BradleyCast: Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connor Cruise
Category: Remake of the 1980s film.
Our take: The Red Dawn remake has been sitting on the shelf for well over a year, while some of the young actors in the cast have gone on to bigger and better films (see: Chris Hemsworth in Thor). However, even before the studio troubles, this remake was facing the challenge of trying to put a modern spin on the nightmare of a small U.S. town being invaded by foreign enemies - a story that's only more preposterous now than it was in the 1980s.
As luck would have it though, the increased fame of the cast may now help the Red Dawn remake snag an audience it never would've lured before.