March 11, 2010

Wolverines! Wolverines!

I first saw Red Dawn within the last three years or so. To date it is my only exposure to the acting of Patrick Swayze (1952-2009 RIP).

The film surprised me. I've occasionally seen it dismissed as a fascistic propaganda piece. I didn't think it would be that, but I expected it to be more upbeat and flag-waving than it is. IMO the human cost of war is well portrayed. The price is presented as worth paying, but Red Dawn does not flinch from saying that the price is high.

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