You have got to be [expletive deleted] me… no. No, no: they’re really going to turn the ChiComs into North Koreans for Red Dawn. You see, the Chinese might get upset, and they’re a revenue source: but nobody in Hollywood cares if the North Koreans take offense. After all, as Greg Gutfield notes, “…with that country, there’s nothing to be gained, financially. It’s as lucrative as a Kathy Griffin porn site.”
Yes, I know. The goggles do nothing.
Anyway, it’s a shame: Libertas reviewed the film-that-was (SPOILERS), and it sounded fun. Guess MGM just likes being collaborators.
Yes, I know that I’ve called it awful. Red Dawn is awful. It is also replacing On the Waterfront as Movie of the Week. Why?
Because “WOLLLLVEERRRRINNNNESSSS!!!!!,” that’s why.
When did that happen?
The Facebook Status Update That Could End Up a Movie
Agents from Beverly Hills’ United Talent Agency and literary shop Fletcher & Co. are shopping a book and film deal built around a Facebook update…
Said update involves Chinese takeout and a Pomeranian – no, it’s not going to revolve around that particular urban legend; apparently superpowers will be involved – and they’re apparently looking to option it. As Gawker notes, while this is silly, so was Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I’ll personally add that dumb-sounding ideas can actually make decent films. For example, you can take the rather silly concept of “Russians invade the mountains of Colorado on the first day of World War III,” and still end up with Red Dawn…
OK, bad example*. But the principle is sound.
*It’s a bad movie. I’ve seen it a million times. I’ll watch it every time that it comes on. I love it. But it’s a bad movie.
I’ve seen Red Dawn more times than I can count when I was a kid, and this is back in the day when that meant watching it on VHS, but ye gods and little fishes! – that movie was awful. I don’t care what NRO thinks. Personally, I’d add Iron Man to the list, but only because doing so thoroughly mocks the antiwar movement’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt to list cowardice and hypocrisy among the American virtues.
Via RS McCain. I have no quibbles with either of his additions.
PS: I hear that World In Conflict absolutely rocks as a video game, though.
What? I like awful, sometimes.
Crossposted to RedState.