The Plot: This remake of the 1984 movie starring Patrick Swayze replaces a Russian invasion with a North Korean one. The Spokane, Wash., counterattack is led by a band of heavily armed young vigilantes, including Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Adrianne Palicki.
The Buzz: Made in 2009, the $60 million Dawn was delayed after its studio, MGM, went bankrupt. In an attempt to sell the movie to another studio, its producers made the invaders North Korean instead of Chinese, so as not to upset businessmen from that country. After a flurry of edits and alterations, FilmDistrict bought the project, and it’s finally ready for viewing.