Movie review: Red Dawn

Red DawnGrade: D-

This movie was beyond unbelievable – and not in the good way. The acting was slightly above mediocre. In my opinion the only saving grace was that there were a few decent, not great, action scenes.

Chris Hemsworth is one of my favorite actors. He’s certainly not the best but he is entertaining and very easy to look at. He had to carry the rest of the cast of Red Dawn and that was a job beyond even his powerful presence. I can’t imagine how bad this movie might have been had it not been for his influence.

Josh Peck, who played Matt Eckert, ruined the movie for me. His acting was terrible and I couldn’t stand his character. The casting in this film was way off base.

Josh Hutcherson did a fair job. He has the funniest scene in the movie. Let me rephrase that, he has the only funny line in the movie.

All in all I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone and if you feel that you must see it then I’d suggest waiting for the DVD. There’s nothing in this movie that begs for the big screen.

Christene Johnson (RunPee Sis)

RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.

Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.

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