North Korea Sympathizers Storm Times Square Movie Theater

November 28th, 2012

The 2012 reboot of 1984 cult classic Red Dawn has provoked a group of five North Korea sympathizers to “storm” a movie theater in New York’s Time Square to protest what they feel is an illegitimate characterization of the DPRK.

The film, which presents North Korea invading the U.S. with Russian assistance, has drawn criticism

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Chad O'Carroll founded NK News in 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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  • JM

    Nice try, ‘Red Dawn’ viral marketing team.

  • zap

    can you imagine sitting down in a dark theatre to watch a film about North Korea invading and then suddenly a bunch of people wearing Mao-style shirt and waving North korean flags pile in , it would be hilarious

  • Veaney_Arteaga

    Let’s be honest, the DPRK has no intention to invade the US.
    This is a slopy and bad way to do a film. It’s better to do a movie about the Life of a rock, any rock, maybe the one from my backyard.

    • bill

      obviously…originally china was supposed to be the invading force but the film makers bent to political pressure

      • Confucius Confucius

        No, it was economic pressure because they hope to release the film in China some day. Nothing political at all. However I am confident that a film depicting the Chinese successfully invading America would be the greatest box office bonanza in China theater history. The producers of “Red Dawn” were simply too stupid to understand that.

  • Bradley Greenwood

    A holiday favorite… “assorted nuts”.

  • Chris

    This is absolutely hilarious! Did you actually know it was going to happen, or just stumble upon it? The only sensible thing that was said was, “This movie is crap.”

    • Tad

      Just came across it on youtube while looking for some other materials. I recognized one of the sympathizers from an occupy Wall Street video from earlier in the year!

  • Gerard Perry

    “Storm” is being charitable.

    Red Dawn Protest”

  • Rick

    You should see the messages on Twitter in response to this movie. People hating Asians, and calling for Japan to be invaded.

  • Barba Rossa


    All I can say is: Spoiled brats! Ditch your logo jacket, college degree, and duct-tape your mouth, then maybe I’ll have some sympathy, but probably not.
    Would you like to know what would happen if you pulled this sort of stunt in Pyongyang? FIRING SQUAD!!! And they wouldn’t even bother giving you an attorney first. Just roll into the square, and let loose with the AKs and T-72s
    Ok, my rage/laughter fit is now over.