Red Scare At The Red Box
With the Red Dawn remake, that Red Box may give you a Red Scare and have you reminiscing about the Cold War. Even Wreck-It Ralph showcases '80s video game star Q-Bert. If you prefer to watch films about life in the 21st century, a light Gerard Butler comedy may be more your speed.
1) Wreck-It Ralph
With the voice talent of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch, there's much to like in this animated film that serves as an homage to 1980s video games. Your kids will love watching the Sugar Rush car-racing game, where elaborate candy cars race through a cavity-inducing obstacle course.
Rotten Tomatoes: 86% fresh
2) Red Dawn
This remake of the 1984 classic Cold War–era teen film starring Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell doesn't quite measure up to the original. In this newer version, the Soviet threat was originally replaced by China in the script. With China demanding so many American movies these days, the threat was changed in post-production at the last minute to North Korea. Judging from the Tomatometer, however, you may just want to rent the original.
Rotten Tomatoes for Red Dawn, 2012: 11% splat