Picture from Red Dawn
Overall C

When North Korea invades Spokane, Washington, a small number of survivors (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas) form a resistance group and try to recapture their homeland. This movie is based on the 1984 film of the same name.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.

Talk to your kids about…

Red Dawn

Jed just returned from a tour of duty in a war zone. How likely is it that he would sleep through the invasion? What sounds, etc, do soldiers need to be attuned to in order to survive?

Why are channels of communication a vital link during a battle? Why are some people imprisoned in the town while others are allowed to walk free?

In the 1984 movie Red Dawn, Soviets were the invaders. Now it is the North Koreans. Does this reflect changes in world politics? How is the nationality of the villains the moviemakers choose influenced in a global society where they want to be able to sell their films to other countries?