Monday, May 19, 2008

All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid.

Via Atrios- A remake of Red Dawn?

With Islamo-Arabs Fascists in place of Russians and Cubans?

Randal reminded me that Hollywood already made that movie. It was called "Invasion U.S.A."

I suppose it's lost on the wingnuts cheering for this that if the al-Qaeda had an actual army to invade the United States they wouldn't need to fly planes into skyscrapers and otherwise engage in guerilla tactics.

I'll let you in on a little secret- I'm keeping my finger's crossed this movie gets made. Having their goofy New York gets invaded by Arabs fantasies writ large in a big screen Hollywood film won't exactly help their cause. It'll highlight how stupid it is.


Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! "Red Dawn" was stupid enough with Russians!

Arkonbey said...

Dr. z: Yup. How did the filmmakers expect the Soviet army to hold not only the ENTIRE U.S?

The Remake: since Al Queda isn't actually an 'army' there is no 'invasion',yes? As that article suggests, WHO is crying 'woverines!' these days?

I did notice other bad news whilst following the hyperlink breadcrumbs: they're remaking Robocop? ROBOCOP?!

The are officially no writer in Hollywood, only producers.

Ubermilf said...

I, for one, hope the movie never gets made because it could interfere with the promise George W made to us back when he was running for president in 2000: to bring down gas prices through sheer force of personality and good will.

Any day now, people, the spigots will open.

Don Snabulus said...

Watch out! Brown people with guns!

Dean Wormer said...


Exactly! I had a conservative buddy that dragged me to see that thinking it would make me change my liberal ways.

He got really annoyed when I laughed through the whole movie.


I didn't see that. Robocop does not need to be remade. "I'll buy that for a dollar."


The problem with the "power of persuasion" is the tactic assumes the other side has beer goggles on.

The Saudis don't drink.



pissed off patricia said...

Since I never saw the movie, I'm out in the cold on this one.

Randal Graves said...

dean, I hope it gets made for the reasons you outlined. But who, who can take the leadership mantle from Patrick Swayze? I ask you, who?

Dean Wormer said...


You didn't miss anything. It's neocon porn.


Shia Lebouff?

Basically Swayze is irreplacable.

mwb said...

I'm all a tingling with anticipation.

Dean Wormer said...

Me too.

Swinebread said...

they missed their window to get this piece of propaganda done