Monday, June 14, 2010

Red Dawn, Chinese Invasion - the Remake 红色曙光 - 中共国侵入美国

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Movie to be released 11/24/2010


Red Dawn, Chinese Invasion - the Remake
红色曙光 - 中共国侵入美国

Chinese Press Infuriated Over 'Red Dawn' Remake Cites anti-Chinese American propoganda

By Robert Falconer | Sunday, June 6, 2010

Obviously and perhaps understandably not happy about being cast in the roles of villains, China has taken umbrage with the forthcoming remake of the 1984 film Red Dawn, reports ABC News.

In the new movie, both Russia and China are depicted as mortal enemies who invade the United States.

Excerpts of the new Red Dawn script, by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore, leaked last weekend on the website The Awl, according to ABC. The excerpts suggest a story in which China's People's Liberation Army — led by Korean-American actor Will Yun Lee as the chief baddie, Captain Lo — invade the US, and encounter a group of resistance fighters.

For two days in a row, the editorials in the Beijing-based Global Times have harshly criticized the new production, reading: "US re-shoots Cold War movie to demonize China" and "American movie plants hostile seeds against China".

The editorial asserts that Red Dawn will only serve to propagate mistrust. "Despite the world's focus on US-China relations, China can still feel US distrust and fear, especially among its people," one commentary read.

But is it really a Hollywood propaganda film?

Frankly, it's easy to understand both sides of this argument. While MGM's new version of Red Dawn may indeed be insensitive to international relations and a bit archaic story-wise, the Global Times editorial makes no mention of China's inability to trust its own population to vet the Internet, its various human rights violations, or its own proclivities towards censoring external popular culture, including many American movies. Then there's China's refusal to float its currency and the fact that US trade relations with China are inequitable, with undercutting of US manufacturing jobs continuing to advance (that's the subject of another debate, however).

Red Dawn stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connor Cruise. The film is slated to arrive in theaters on November 24.

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