Foreign invaders turn young Americans into freedom fighters in this less-effective remake of the 1984 adventure, delayed from release long enough by MGM's financial troubles for stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson to have had respective successes with "Thor" and "The Hunger Games" first (though they made this before those).
Interestingly, the nationality of the enemies was altered digitally after filming, so as not to upset some overseas exhibitors. Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights"), Connor Cruise (adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star in the tale directed by Dan Bradley, stunt coordinator for most of the "Bourne" movies. ** (PG-13: P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)
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