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Australian "Red Dawn"

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bren, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Just watching an Australian copy of Red Dawn on Netflix. It's pretty decent so far. Figured people here might be interested. They don't make a huge effort to disguise ripping of RD.

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    I started watching it a couple weeks ago, but have yet to finish it.

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    I saw that "Officer and a Movie" show on the Military Channel. The host said the director John Milius, said that movie was not about the Soviet Union, but about our own federal government. That was the first I'd ever heard of that.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Whomever the bad guys were, the movie stopped just when the fun began. The chicks were hot though.
     
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    It lost me when the guy held up the AK47 and shouted "Kangarooooos!"



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    OK, now I defineitly ain't watching it. :faint:
     
  7. bikerdog

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    Ya its not a bad movie. Its based on a series of books. I think there were 4. Would like them to make the rest but I dont think the movie was popular enough for them to make the sequels.

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    Is the enemy identified in the Australian version? IOW, who invades Australia?
     
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    I saw it, and liked it. It wasn't bad and it was entertaining.
     
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    the acting is a whole lot better :)
     
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    You mean Red Dawn? If so, why were there Russians and Cubans? :dunno:
     
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    So a thumbs up?
     
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    fnfalman pretty much summed up the movie.

    They were Asian from what I could tell.

    It's based on a set of Aussie books. Figure they'll make the rest if it did well enough down under.
     
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    The books the film is based on are ~20 years old, if I remember right.
     
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    Good movie. Apparently the books were accused of Asian racism (i.e. the great threat "they" present to "white" Australia) when they were published.
     
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    Australia and New Zealand are the only places I've ever gone where I felt like they treated me poorly because I'm Asian. (Well, Japan too, but the Japanese are just crazy xenophobic against everyone.)

    I've experienced racism in a lot of places from a lot of people, but the vast bulk of it was more like "look at the funny slanty-eyed dude" racism than "dirty chink" racism. I know that's not very scientific, but I hope you get the general idea of what I mean.

    Switzerland is a pretty racist place, and people would stare sometimes and treat me different quite a lot, but no one ever treated me "poorly." I think it's due to the fact that while Asians are uncommon there, most of the ones that *are* there have money or jobs (scientists/diplomats/executives/whatever).

    In Australia, they've had a lot of poor south Asians go there looking for jobs. Asians there are sort of like Mexicans here, and I felt an amount of resentment there I was not at all prepared for.
     
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    Not quite THAT blatant.



    I watched it last night, it was ok. I got a good chuckle out of it, story wise, I think its more realistic than RD.
     
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    I saw that last week, I really liked it
     
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    Australia has alot of land and not alot of people. If Red China starts building troop ships then they are in trouble.
     
  20. oldman11

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    Actually the movie wasn't that bad at all. I just wished it had been about 1/2 hour longer story. It got shut off too quickly.