“It is silly, ridiculously silly,” says Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University in Seoul and the author of several books on North Korea. The country “has no ocean-going navy, and no air force capable of delivering troops on distances more than few hundred kilometers” nor does it have the logistics to support such an operation, he said.
…Lankov, in an e-mail, said that if the Germans made a movie about being crushed by Luxembourg, or Russians making a movie “about their country being crushed by the invading Georgian hordes, it would make a significantly more believable story line.” Even Venezuelan troops taking over the United States would make for a much more probable film, he added.
I’m awaiting the wingnut armchair battalions waxing rhapsodic about how the movie is an allegory or metaphor for all that is best about America (remember their nonsense about the movie “300”?). In fact, it’s just an example of how the movie industry is stuck in a remake rut.
Hmm, maybe there is an allegory for American gung-ho conservatism there after all.
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