World War III Pop Culture: Red Dawn Part III

Right in the beginning of Red Dawn, even before the intro credits appear, a short prologue describing the events that have led up to the Soviet bloc invasion of the US is shown. The prologue is brief, running just about thirty seconds, and paints the picture of a strategically isolated United States. Since the movie …

World War III Pop Culture: Red Dawn Part II

I was 8 years old when I saw Red Dawn for the first time. Back then I couldn’t fully appreciate the degree of realism the movie projected. Yet as I grew older, and my knowledge expanded, I came to appreciate that realism enormously. This holds true even today when the majority of movies seem to …