Los Angeles Times

'Red Dawn'

Release date: Nov. 21 Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else? Action Why remake the 1984 World War III movie starring a coterie of Brat Packers? Reasons, obviously. Chris Helmsworth stars in the flick, which has been sitting on the shelves since being shot in 2009. (The same thing happened to Hemsworth's "Cabin in the Woods" -- he's like the Benjamin Button of movie stars.) Like the original, a bunch of pretty young people -- including Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Connor Cruise (Tom's son) -- become guerilla fighters protecting their hometown from an invading North Korean army. -- Drusilla Moorhouse, Zap2it FilmDistrict
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