Low standards won’t be enough to help you here
While I don’t recognise a direct correlation between the violence presented on cinema screens and the horrors a disturbed and spiteful person might wreak in public, it’s tasteless films like Red Dawn – with its senseless glorification of teenage gun violence – that give ammunition to those wanting to make that connection.
Even if you can stomach the questionable morals at the rotten core of Dan Bradley’s debut film, you won’t be rewarded with an entertaining experience. The cast – a mismatch of young Hollywood talent – never once get close to convincing, but they didn’t stand a chance working from a wasteful script that didn’t need to be written in the first place. Bradley’s irrelevant remake of the eighties original, which was barely good itself, is nearly as offensive as it is dreadfully made, even if the explosions are big, brash and booming; and that’s really all some of moviegoers seem to care about these days.