The original Red Dawn is one of my favorite movies ever. The remake was solid, changed enough details to make it relevant for today, and had a great ensemble cast. In short, the action was great and the emotional scenes provided enough drama. But, I don't think Red Dawn actually made viewers believe that an invasion could happen like the original did. I suppose we just don't feel the imminent danger from any one nation like we did during the Cold War...especially not North Korea.