“Red Dawn” remade, “Top Gun” back in IMAX 3D, Sly and Arnie — what was Hollywood thinking?

There’s a trend story in this “Red Dawn” remake, “Top Gun” re-release (this weekend), return of Sly and Arnold to their ’80s era Big Screen guises. Was Hollywood betting on a return to Reagan era right-wingery at the polls last November? I may have to ponder and write that, cuz hate mail from mere horror film trolls — saw your Facebook page, Alexia Cavanagh, “troll” about covers it all — doesn’t do it for me these days. I crave the GOOD stuff, the foaming at the mouth variety.

The fact that “Red Dawn” bombed, as have Sly and Arnie, that we didn’t see a Mitt Romney inaugural, and nobody I know has any interest in seeing a 27 year old Tom Cruise dogfight movie with USAF trainers (T-38s, i think?) meant to portray hostile enemy aircraft, that Tony Scott, who directed “Top Gun” killed himself last fall…looks like the movie business was betting on the wrong zeitgeist.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
This entry was posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news. Bookmark the permalink.