Libs Hate Red Dawn 2012: It Must Be Good

‘Red Dawn’ Then and Now: Critics Recoil at Pro-America, Anti-Communism Messages

It’s considered a cult classic today, but “Red Dawn” served up plenty of cheese along with its stirring story of young Americans battling against a Communist invasion. The film’s critical drubbing was about more than just storytelling hiccups, says National Review contributor John J. Miller:

“Better dead than Red Dawn,” sneered the Washington Post’s Rita Kempley, who called the film “sick and silly.” Janet Maslin of the New York Times labeled it “rabidly inflammatory,” “incorrigibly gung-ho,” and “a virulently alarmist fable.” Bob Thomas of the Associated Press condemned its “bathos” as “unrelenting.” Perhaps these were the honest assessments of dispassionate reviewers….

The makers of Red Dawn, complained Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times, “spent too much time playing to the rabid anti-Commies.” You know: The movie must be awful because those icky conservatives approve of it. Even today, many liberals resort to knee-jerk denunciations: “Its guiding ideology is actually fascism,” wrote David Plotz of Slate in 2008.

That was then. This is the response the “Red Dawn” remake is getting from movie critics.

The Chicago Reader calls it a “Tea Party wet dream.” Time Magazine says “both movies play like hokey advertisements for the National Rifle Association, injected with high school pep rally enthusiasm.”

The Washington Post’s review says the film will be “red meat for tea party patriots,” as if Obama voters would rather allow an invading force take over rather than fight back.

Red Dawn thrives, despite critical backlash.

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5 Responses to Libs Hate Red Dawn 2012: It Must Be Good

  1. John B. says:

    I took my kids to see it tonight. They seemed to like it as much as me and my friends liked the original. I didn’t think it measured up well in comparison, but I’m old and most things aren’t as good as they used to be. 🙂

  2. xenicalman says:

    It’s nice to dream……………..

  3. reboot says:

    The first one was my favorite movie, I hope this one lives up to it!!!!

  4. Slaphappypap says:

    The Chicago Reader? Might as well be Pravda. Left of Lenin.

  5. Mark Field says:

    If something doesn’t fall in lock-step with the Progressive/Socialist view of what should be available to the people, they have to immediately either demonize and/or try to marginalize it. They are so predictable as is Obama and his ilk.