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Homeland insecurity in 'Red Dawn' ★ ★
For a while there, the invading army in the "Red Dawn" remake was Chinese. Then the producers decided to change the enemy into North Koreans, backed by a Russian or two for old times' sake, by way of an opening sequence explaining the geopolitical and economic crises that have rendered America ripe for attack. We see, among others, Vice President Joe Biden mouthing words of warning while implicitly standing for the United States of Appeasement. Elsewhere in the remake the emblems on the tanks and such have been digitally de-Chinesed, so as to ensure better box-office results in the lucrative Chinese market. And to blazes with North Korea.
November 20, 2012