CAIT: Lots of guns. Peeta. Thor and his big norse face. Wolverines (but not Wolverine). War. Subway sandwiches. What could be better?
MIME: Cait has high standards.
CAIT: What exactly do you mean by that?
MIME: If war and Subway are all you look for in a movie, I pity you. I really do. But Subway aside, Red Dawn really was a good movie. Granted, it was like Tomorrow When the War Began with larger explosions, but come on. It’s a remake of a really old movie —
CAIT: Like, 1980‘s. OLD.
MIME: So if anything, Tomorrow When the War Began copied Red Dawn. Only, we’ll forgive it because it’s Australian.
CAIT: First things first, it was incredibly weird having Peeta and Thor in the same movie.
MIME: That’s what impacted you? Not the tragic ending? Not the fusing of friendships?
CAIT: No. Basically it was Thor and Peeta. And also how they stole Coke and ran away with it in a bucket. That impacted me. I’m considering trying that. (I won’t steal it. Just so you know.)
MIME: I’m concerned.
CAIT: ASIDE from being distracted by aforementioned deities, I think the acting was awesome! Red Dawn centres on two brothers, Jed (Thor) and Matt Eckert. Jed is on leave from being a marine (very helpful) and Matt is a (terrible) football player. Their dad is a cop (typical). It’s all sandwiches and football grass until BOOM. The North Koreans land and take over the world.
|Matt, Robert, Jed and a gun|
MIME: Originally it was the Chinese taking over the world, but the producers couldn’t afford to lose access to the Chinese box office. I do think it’s kind of weird for them to chose a current nation as the antagonist… I mean, no one likes to be named a villain.
CAIT: Except for Megamind.
MIME: MEGAMIND DIDN’T CHOSE TO BE THE VILLAIN! Ahem. What was Cait saying? Ah, yes. Taking over the world.
CAIT: I would like to do that.
MIME: Going back to the movie, the special effects were like, WOW. I mean, KABOOM and the world is in flames! It felt pretty realistic. I mean, I was practically eating my cushion in nervousness. And the acting was so real, that I actually cried at the end. I never cry in movies.
CAIT: Aww, Mime! So touching! But, blogglings, seriously, if a movie can make Mime cry, it must be good. Mime is like a fossil — cold and made of stone.
MIME: (I’ll ignore that.) And the guerrilla warfare! It doesn’t make for the most original plot, but seriously. A bunch of teenagers, pulling off complex operations and blowing up whole outposts and buildings, cars and —
CAIT: And they used a skateboard to hide the C4! That was cool.
MIME: Basically, their whole operations were cool. And better yet, they weren’t the kids who are thrown in the deep end and suddenly know how to swim.
Peeta Robert totally flipped the first time they went into combat, and they never would have survived if Thor Jed hadn’t been a marine. They all had backstories (good ones) that made them perfect for the positions they were in. Except for Matt’s girlfriend. She was a little bland. Neither of the ‘main’ girls had stunning roles. It wasn’t that they were portrayed as weak, they just weren’t crucial to the plot.
CAIT: The themes were pretty intense. It was very patriotic to the USA and concentrated on courage and bravery and never giving up. You don’t have to be trained to be “brave”.
MIME: Very epic.
CAIT: Besides that, everyone died.
MIME: That was realistic, too. Wait. What do you want to do? Spoil the whole thing?
CAIT: Okay not, everyone. Mostly everyone. Some people survived. (Lucky! Lucky!)
MIME: To conclude —
CAIT: Coke can be transported in a bucket!
MIME: And…Red Dawn is a seriously awesome action movie. I feel like Subway now.
cait and mime are sisters and co-conspirators. they like peanut butter and action movies (the two are totally related). they’ve just celebrated their 2nd bloggy birthday. recently, they’ve become addicted to GIFs.
PS. The quoting marathon was awesome, blogglings! We had over 40 quotes from The Princess Bride! Fabulous stuff. We’re thinking of making our quoting marathons a monthly event. What do you think?