AndrewDavis' Rating of Red Dawn

Andrew's Review of Red Dawn

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Red Dawn

Red Dawn(1984)

The premise is simple, yet interesting. The Soviet Union is slowly but surely taking over the world. Cuba has joined by their side and revolted to join the USSR. The only place left free is the USA. Soon, Soviet and Cuban troops descend upon the western half of the US and take over. Meanwhile, a group of high school kids have escaped and are hiding in the woods. Now they're the only hope to get the US fighting again and to begin the United States' approach to a victory in World War III. As I said before, the premise is very interesting. However, it isn't executed too entirely well. Fortunately, I was still able to enjoy the film itself. Throughout the first 40 minutes, there's some poor character development and acting as well as plot holes galore. For example, when the kids sneak back into town, they run into someone they know and she tells them that the enemy knows who they are and are looking for them. However, they're able to sneak in and out of the town the first time without being detected at all. Once this painful 40 minutes comes to an end, the film begins to pick up as the kids start to rebel. From then on out, it's full blown action that's exciting to watch! I definitely reccommend that people see Red Dawn. All you need to do is get past the first 40 minutes and then you're in for a fun action film!