March 31, 2006

Top 100 Conservative Movies

"Red Dawn?" Wow. Says the Liz Kelly of the Washington Post:
My real question, though, after reviewing the relatively predictable list is: what if a movie meets the criteria above, but is still just plain bad? Take, for example, "Red Dawn" (co-written by "Waterworld" scribe Kevin Reynolds). It wasn't even believable when it premiered in 1984, during the height of the Cold War. Eight high school kids turning back the tide of a communist invasion? And not just any high school kids, but card-carrying brat packers Swayze, Howell, Lea Thompson and Charlie Sheen.

2 comments:

ismateo said...

fun fact: the writer/director of Red Dawn, John Milius, is the inspiration for Walter Sobchek in The Big Lebowski. fun fact!

p.s. he also wrote the screenplay for Apocalypse Now and Conan the Barbarian. no shit? no shit.

Bella Rossa said...

Wow. Thanks for the tidbits. It actually sort of makes sense that the man who thought Patrick Swayze could lead a resistance against a USSR/Cuban invasion also wrote Apocalypse Now and shares characteristics with Walter "my buddies didn't die face down in the mud..." Sobchek.