Explosive First Trailer for Red Dawn Remake

Chris Hemsworth in Red Dawn (2012) Movie Image

“Wolverines!”

Well, it’s been three years in the making, and after all manner of problems, here’s your first official look at the “Red Dawn” remake in all its Red Dawn-y glory. I wonder, though, if the film would even have gotten a theatrical release if Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson weren’t in the cast? Those two dudes have blown up like things that blow up real good since the film was completed back in 2009. No doubt they’ll both be featured prominently in the film’s upcoming promotional materials (such as the recent poster reveal), though it helps that Hemsworth’s character seems to have a big role in the movie.

In Red Dawn, 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 guerilla 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.

The ridiculously attractive cast, in addition to Hemsworth and Hutcherson, include Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Brett Cullen, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Michael Beach, and Connor Cruise. One guess which actor in that list is playing the bad guy.

After years of delay, Dan Brdley’s “Red Dawn” finally sees the light of day November 21, 2012.

Get more images and videos in our “Red Dawn” preview page.



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  • Brian

    Sigh, i wish hollywood would stop making unnecessary remakes.

  • Lexavi80

    The oipening sequence of the trailer is all kinds of bad-ass!!

  • Thecrow77

    Looks decent enough for what it is, but I think it would have packed more of as punch if they had gone R rated and really let them tear it up.

  • Garygriffith03

    stop complaining and go see the damn movie on thanksgiving.

    garygriffith03@yahoo.com

    • Thecrow77

      Actually, this pg13 fluff is exactly why I don’t want to go spend my money on it. It’s teens killing the enemy. If you’re going to go for such an adult theme, I want to see the carnage onscreen. It’s almost as dumb as making the Total Recall remake pg13. The studios are really pissing me off watering down all these action movies.

      • Guest

        Actually, the original Red Dawn (1984) was rated PG-13. It was the first movie released with that rating.

  • baddog

    They are not watering it down, we are being desensitised to violence. Is it really necessary to watch a guy get his head blown off? Or just knowing that is what happened and let your imagination do the rest.

    • Thecrow77

      If that’s what I pay for, then yes, I want to see a bad guy getting his head blown off.

  • Darren

    what a surprise the baddies are asian. they made a movie about this already, a couple of years ago, it was called Tomorrow When the War Began. that also had asians of some description, though it’s not really necessary to say which country and what the hell they invading for is it?

    • schnydz

      Yes, would’ve been much more interesting if it were the British invading. Better yet, make it a Canadian invasion.

      • Darren

        is that supposed to be funny?

        • schnydz

          Did you laugh? Besides, it’s more fun to blame Canada.