Red Dawn (2012)
In Movie Theaters November 21, 2012
The About face: A remake of the 1984 movie of the same name.
The Wild side: In the 2012 version of Red Dawn Josh Hutcherson plays Robert, originated by C. Thomas Howell, and becomes the group's tech geek. Isabel Lucas is Erica, head cheerleader and Josh Peck character's girlfriend whom he desperately hopes to spring from an internment camp. Lea Thompson played the character in the original.
Connor Cruise (adopted black son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) is Daryl, the son of Spokane's mayor and Robert's best friend.
Chris Hemsworth stars as Jed Eckert, the role that Patrick Swayze played in the original film.
The Movie facts: The original 1984 "Red Dawn" was the first PG-13 rated movie.
The 2012 version of "Red Dawn" comes to theaters nearly three years after completion.
While the movie could have made or ruined two current noteworthy careers... Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth, respectively, if it had been released in 2010, as originally intended, neither have cause for concern presently.
Josh Hutcherson is star of the Journey To The Center Of The Earth remake and all three movies based on The Hunger Games series.
And Chris Hemsworth is the star of Thor, Thor 2 and The Avengers.
STARRING: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Connor Cruise, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki
DIRECTOR: Dan Bradley
STUDIO: Open Road Films
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, adult situations)
Above, poster of the 2012 Red Dawn movie
Below, poster of the original Red Dawn movie