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Red Dawn- Decent except one horrible casting mistake!


I loved the original Red Dawn from back in the 80’s with the amazing Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen etc.  So when i saw they had a remake i was really looking forward to it.  And regardlesss of the bad reviews, it was actually a pretty decent movie.  At the least worth seeing on demand or on DVD.

BUT, i had one huge problem with it…they completely mis-cast one of the leads (the role of the little brother).  I dont know who the actor that got the part was related to or who he slept with, but wow he was the worst! Horrible facial expressions, annoying voice, everything was just off- he didnt even remotely resemble Chris Hemsworth to be related in the film.

Whats even funnier to me is they had Josh Hutcherson in this movie, obviously it was shot before Hunger Games gave me bigger fame, but he’s a decent actor and has had a few good roles when he was younger.  He should have clearly been the lead and been in the role of the little brother.  So it was a little hard for me to not think of that the entire movie, but if you can get over that, its not a horrible film.  Go for the action and for the remake status..but keep your expecations low and you should like it

Ninis Samuel

2 responses

  1. Stacy Clinger

    Totally agree, Josh Peck was an absolutely horrible pick for that roll. Like you said looked nothing like the brother to begin with and is a boring actor at best. The casting agent should be beaten. Horrible job. And the director is an ass for accepting his or her recommendation. Don’t get it at all. More Idiots in Hollywood is the only explanation. The only explanation i can think of is that Josh was someones nephew or brother, and to cast someone for that reason, with the kind of cash riding on films that are produced these days, is very irresponsible. Shame on you, or should i say god, you suck at your job!

    March 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

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