‘Red Dawn’ remake can’t decide what kind of movie it wants to be

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By Christopher Harrop

Who are these kids fighting for?
   Is it a jingoistic, hoo-raw fist-pump for America over a foreign invader? Is it about protecting your hometown? Or is it just about keeping your best friends alive?
    For a remake of a semi-classic 1980s flick, “Red Dawn” is a confusing exercise in film watching. Neither a shot-for-shot remake nor a complete re-imagining, it shouldn’t have been difficult to settle on a single vision for this story.

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