more on the red dawn remake

We've been following the production of the Red Dawn remake for a while now. The movie, which tells the story of a Chinese military invasion of America, is due out in theaters later this year, and seems to sound more depressing with every update. It's only going to get worse. The Yellow invaders are coming!

Here's a post from The Awl by Abe Sauer, who has read the Red Dawn script and confirms our fears, calling it "probably the most unnecessary, irresponsible, Sinophobic film in America's history." And that is saying a lot: Real America: "Red Dawn" Remade: China is Coming for Our Children.

It's a good piece that connects Red Dawn to America's ongoing history of racism and xenophobia with China and the yellow man -- from the Chinese Exlusion Act, to the Wen Ho Lee debacle, to current anxieties about teaching Mandarin to school children. It's all connected.

When it comes down to it, the producers of this film wanted to make a movie that preys on America's worst fears -- and that fear is apparently China. And the worst part is, they're trying to dismiss it as "just an action film." There is no way this movie can not be racist. I'm looking forward to not watching this film.

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