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* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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 [[PaperTiger 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.


** The film opens with Josh Peck's character losing a football game. [[Series/DrakeAndJosh At least he didn't have to go through a bunch of wacky sitcom hijinx to trade places with a crazy janitor in order to do so.]]

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** The film opens with Josh Peck's Creator/JoshPeck's character losing a football game. [[Series/DrakeAndJosh At least he didn't have to go through a bunch of wacky sitcom hijinx to trade places with a crazy janitor in order to do so.]]


* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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 [[PaperTiger pitiful forces]] North Korea currently has are all it's gonna get.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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 [[PaperTiger 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.



** Film/{{Thor}}'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!



** Film/{{Thor}}'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!


** [[Film/{{Thor}}]]'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!

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** [[Film/{{Thor}}]]'s Film/{{Thor}}'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!


** [[Film/{{Thor]]'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!

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** [[Film/{{Thor]]'s [[Film/{{Thor}}]]'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!

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** On a meta level, there's the whole fact that after all the trouble the creators went through to earn the Chinese box office money, it ultimately [[ShootTheShaggyDog wasn't]] [[{{Irony}} even]] [[AllForNothing released there.]]


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** [[Film/{{Thor]]'s love interest is [[Series/AgentsOfShield Mockingbird.]] Hello, bring on your Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse jokes!


** Before it was pushed back, the remake was going to be a {{Dueling Movie|s}} with the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheTomorrowSeries Tomorrow, When the War Began]]'', which is essentially ''Red Dawn'' [[AC:IN [[LandDownUnder AUSTRALIA]]!]] Two of the ''Dawn'' remake's stars, ChrisHemsworth and Isabel Lucas, are Australian themselves.

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** Before it was pushed back, the remake was going to be a {{Dueling Movie|s}} with the film adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheTomorrowSeries Tomorrow, When the War Began]]'', which is essentially ''Red Dawn'' [[AC:IN [[LandDownUnder AUSTRALIA]]!]] Two of the ''Dawn'' remake's stars, ChrisHemsworth Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Isabel Lucas, are Australian themselves.

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* SpiritualLicensee: This is the closest we will ever get to a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}''.

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** 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.


* JustHereForGodzilla: Some state one of the reasons they saw it is to see [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Peck]] as a {{Badass}}.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some state one of the reasons they saw it is to see [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Peck]] as a {{Badass}}.badass.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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 [[PaperTiger pitiful forces]] North Korea currently has are all it's gonna get.


** One of the Wolverines, Daryl, makes a ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' reference. Before the 2012 remake came out, there was a mission in ''ModernWarfare 2'' that had a ''Film/RedDawn1984'' reference. The mission was called ''Wolverines!'' and the achievement for that mission was ''Red Dawn''.
*** Also, apparently in this continuity Russian ultranationalists took over control of the country. This is ''exactly'' how the ModernWarfare series begins.

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** One of the Wolverines, Daryl, makes a ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' reference. Before the 2012 remake came out, there was a mission in ''ModernWarfare 2'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' that had a ''Film/RedDawn1984'' reference. The mission was called ''Wolverines!'' and the achievement for that mission was ''Red Dawn''.
*** Also, apparently in this continuity Russian ultranationalists took over control of the country. This is ''exactly'' how the ModernWarfare ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series begins.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: '''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.


* BrokenAesop: A meta-example. The film's message about standing up for your ideals and never giving in to foreign invaders rings rather hollow given that the filmmakers censored the identity of the villains in post-production to retain access to that [[MoneyDearBoy sweet Chinese box office cash.]]


*** Also, apparently in this continuity Russian ultranationalists took over control of the country. This is ''exactly'' how ModernWarfare series begin.

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*** Also, apparently in this continuity Russian ultranationalists took over control of the country. This is ''exactly'' how the ModernWarfare series begin.begins.

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