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(2012) (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Action: An American town must contend with the aftermath of a surprise North Korean invasion.
Jed Eckert (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) is an American soldier who's returned back home from Iraq to his hometown of Spokane, Washington. While childhood friend Toni (ADRIANNE PALICKI) is happy to set eyes on him, neither his younger brother, Matt (JOSH PECK), the high school quarterback of the Wolverines football team, nor their father, Tom Eckert (BRETT CULLEN), the local sheriff, are too excited to see him due to events from years past.

They don't have much time for attempted reconciliation, however, as following a nighttime widespread power outage, they awaken to the sight and sounds of North Korean paratroopers and other military personnel invading their town. Jed and Matt immediately take off in their truck headed for the safety of the nearby woods, giving a ride to various teenagers, including Robert (JOSH HUTCHERSON) and Daryl (CONNOR CRUISE), the latter being the son of Mayor Jenkins (MICHAEL BEACH).

They're eventually joined by others, including Danny (EDWIN HODGE) and Julie (ALYSSA DIAZ), who Jed decides he must turn into guerilla fighters, all while Matt tries to figure out how he's going to free his high school girlfriend, Erica (ISABEL LUCAS), from a nearby internment camp. Eventually joined by Col. Andy Tanner (JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN) and a few other Marines, Jed and his young band of resistance fighters repeatedly strike the North Korean forces and thus draw the increasing ire of their leader, Captain Lo (WILL YUN LEE), who's determined to wipe out the Wolverines.

If they're into patriotic action films, are fans of the original "Red Dawn" movie and/or anyone in the cast, they might be interested.
For sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.

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