YMMV / Red Dawn (2012)

  • Didn't Think This Through: Meta: Remaking a movie where the Chinese are the bad guys in a market where China provides a large revenue, only to replace the Chinese villains with North Koreans. Given that a quick internet search could bring this up, it might be considered just as insulting to some Chinese citizens that they'd be so easily interchanged with North Koreans. Especially ridiculous since a manufacturing superpower rapidly militarizing is believable, while it's well known that the pitiful forces North Korea currently has are all it's gonna get. After all the money and time spent, it was ultimately not even released in China at all.
    • Also the whole premise: A nation gets overrun and those resisting are heroes while those collaborating are villains. All the while Chris Hemworth's character is a marine 'providing security' in overseas. Which makes him a bad guy (occupier) and good guy (resistance fighter) at the same time. Goes for the whole movie and the climate it was released for. Originally it would have come out the same year the Surge in Afghanistan happened (2010) and the retreat of US troops from Iraq. The movie manages to be self-aware and completly oblivious at the same time.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some state one of the reasons they saw it is to see Josh Peck as a badass.
  • Spiritual Licensee: This is the closest we will ever get to a film adaptation of Homefront.
  • Tear Jerker: Jed and Matt's father being shot while they are unable to do anything. Jed's death as well