The remake of Red Dawn should, once again. put the gun rights cat amongst the gun control pigeons. The original was a pretty startling piece of pro-gun flag waving, in a overearnest, overacting, hyper-violent sort of way. The remake is all that and a terraflop of CGI. Ironically enough (for fans of George Orwell), the original Red Dawn was released in 1984. John Milius’ Russia-baiting love letter to American self-reliance and determination became a cultural touchstone, thanks in part to South Park and Family Guy. Quite why the new film switched the scripted bad guys from the Chinese to North Koreans I have no idea. Cough Walmart cough. Expect left-leaning pundits to snort loudly and derisively. Wolverines!