History Trivia / RedDawn2012

1st Apr '16 4:32:44 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ChrisHemsworth a.k.a. {{Film/Thor}} is Jed Eckert. Since this movie was meant to be released in 2010, this might also count as RetroactiveRecognition.
** Josh Peck of ''DrakeAndJosh'' will play Matt. For bonus points, he looks like the Theater Thug.
** Captain Cho is [[Film/DieAnotherDay Colonel Moon.]]
** Colonel Tanner will be played by [[Film/{{Watchmen}} The Comedian]].
** Smith is [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Jim Morita]].
** Robert Morris is [[Film/TheHungerGames Peeta Mellark]].
** Erica Martin is [[Film/{{Transformers}} Alice the Pretender Decepticon]].
** Toni Walsh is [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation Lady Jaye]] / [[{{Series/AgentsOfSHIELD}} Bobbi "Mockingbird" Morse]].
** Alternatively, John Winchester and Jessica Moore.
19th Mar '16 2:55:56 AM Hossmeister
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27th Jul '15 5:45:43 PM HumanTorch2
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** Toni Walsh is [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation Lady Jaye]].

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** Toni Walsh is [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation Lady Jaye]].Jaye]] / [[{{Series/AgentsOfSHIELD}} Bobbi "Mockingbird" Morse]].
19th Apr '15 11:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* RealitySubtext: The current political climate necessitated the change of the antagonists in the remake from China to North Korea. The notion of using Chinese in the first place for the remake was due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Noting that China was once an ally of the U.S. also fits the affiliation of China toward the end of the ColdWar.

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* RealitySubtext: The current political climate necessitated the change of the antagonists in the remake from China to North Korea. The notion of using Chinese in the first place for the remake was due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Noting that China was once an ally of the U.S. also fits the affiliation of China toward the end of the ColdWar.UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
28th Dec '14 2:38:16 AM LordMortis
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** Josh Peck of ''DrakeAndJosh'' will play Matt.

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** Josh Peck of ''DrakeAndJosh'' will play Matt. For bonus points, he looks like the Theater Thug.
21st Dec '14 11:29:15 AM SirTiki
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Changing the villain army from China to North Korea in order to appease the Chinese government didn't really matter too much in the end, since the film did so poorly in the U.S. that it wasn't even released in China (or many other countries for that matter).
12th Aug '14 11:22:06 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* ActorAllusion: Having ChrisHemsworth go to a [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods a cabin in the woods]] is rather [[HilariousInHindsight amusing]].
* BannedInChina: The villain was changed from China to North Korea to avoid this.


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* PropRecycling: The props department seems to not have had any Soviet heavy weapons on hand, so the DPRK jeeps have M2's.
** The Jeeps themselves are in fact Humvees. The Korean People's Army also apparently has so few tanks that they are using [=M1A2=] Abrams to garrison the city.
* RealitySubtext: The current political climate necessitated the change of the antagonists in the remake from China to North Korea. The notion of using Chinese in the first place for the remake was due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Noting that China was once an ally of the U.S. also fits the affiliation of China toward the end of the ColdWar.
26th Jul '13 12:09:14 PM Zeego
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Early drafts of the script had the protagonists fighting [[PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie Middle Eastern terrorists]].
7th Apr '13 6:39:53 PM Westrim
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* ExecutiveMeddling: For the remake, the enemies were changed from Chinese to [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-china-red-dawn-20110316,0,995726.story North Koreans]]. The studio claims this is because North Korea will make a scarier villain, but actually, it was mostly done to help the film secure a distributor, as no other major studio wanted to touch a film about China invading America. This happened after production ended, so they have to digitally alter all Chinese symbols and dub all Chinese dialogue.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: For the remake, the enemies were changed from Chinese to [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-china-red-dawn-20110316,0,995726.story North Koreans]]. The studio claims this is because North Korea will make a scarier villain, but actually, it was Koreans]] in post production, mostly done to help the film secure a distributor, as no other major studio wanted to touch a film about China invading America. This happened after production ended, so they have had to digitally alter all Chinese symbols and dub all Chinese dialogue.



* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Actually managed to make it all the way through the production phase, only to get sunk by MGM's financial insolvency.
** It was also delayed because the premise of China attacking America scared off all other major distributors, so MGM had to change the villain to North Korea in order to make it more attractive to film companies, and even then it took several months before it finally found a distributor willing to take a chance on the film. It probably helped that ChrisHemsworth and Josh Hutcherson had recently found fame for ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames'', respectively.

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* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Actually managed to make it all the way through the production phase, only to get sunk by MGM's financial insolvency.
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insolvency. It was also delayed because the premise of China attacking America scared off all other major distributors, so MGM had to change the villain to North Korea in order to make it more attractive to film companies, and even then it took several months before it finally found a distributor willing to take a chance on the film. It probably helped that ChrisHemsworth and Josh Hutcherson had recently found fame for ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames'', respectively.
4th Mar '13 11:24:31 AM Dragonmouth
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** It was also delayed because the premise of China attacking America scared off all other major distributors, so MGM had to change the villain to North Korea in order to make it more attractive to film companies, and even then it took several months before it finally found a distributor willing to take a chance on the film.

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** It was also delayed because the premise of China attacking America scared off all other major distributors, so MGM had to change the villain to North Korea in order to make it more attractive to film companies, and even then it took several months before it finally found a distributor willing to take a chance on the film. It probably helped that ChrisHemsworth and Josh Hutcherson had recently found fame for ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames'', respectively.
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