'Red Dawn,' a remake of the '80s classic, follows a group of teens who must band together to save their town from a North Korean invasion. We sat down with stars Adrianne Palicki and Josh Peck to discuss how the cast got a little too familiar with each other and the physical challenges endured while filming the movie, which opens today.
And maybe we talked about David Bowie, too.
I've seen plenty of airbrushed actors in my time, but I don't know if I've ever watched an airbrushed movie before the new version of 'Red Dawn.' This remake of John Milius' conservative '80 classic strips away almost all of the material's political dimensions, turning a gonzo paranoid fantasy into just another slick action movie. The original was crazy and silly, but at least it was deeply felt. The new one scrubs and smudges the quirks away, along with anything interesting or edgy. It's pretty but plastic.