I guess in this day and age, any big-budget feature film that doesn't pander to 12-year-olds (both actual and figurative) gets glowing reviews.
The cast was top-notch. The action was down-to-earth, but intense and brutal. While the pace may have started out slow, the directions the story took never felt misguided, disappointing, or gratuitous.
Sundance-y Movie: Told on a smaller scale, from a smaller perspective, with an unpolished feeling to its script, which is frequently dialogue-heavy. Its visuals are usually underwhelming, with little regard given to shot compositions, and offering a drab color palette.
Leftists have mocked Red Dawn for years as right-wing paranoia. Now, apparently, they have their own version.
Currently featured on Amazon Prime, where dreary arthouse films go to die.
Currently available for viewing on Netflix, this seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it movie with viewers. Even critics were polarized.
What would have been just average 20 years ago is now considered award-worthy.