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'Hollywood taps North Korea as its new go-to bad guy,' Stars and Stripes, 9 March 2013

'Hollywood taps North Korea as its new go-to bad guy,' Stars and Stripes, 9 March 2013

Photo illustration by Bev Schilling/Stars and Stripes Hollywood has been embracing a villain as nightmarish as Freddy Krueger, as darkly mysterious as Darth Vader and more politically correct than the Russians and Mideast terrorists who had been the favored bad guys. When the “Red Dawn” remake was released in November (it came out on DVD Tuesday), with North Korea in the invading enemy role that the Soviet Union filled in the 1984 original, it became the latest of a half-dozen Western-made feature films that have portrayed the provocative communist country as the heavy over the past decade. The list of titles where North Koreans — or the country itself — play varying forms of movie miscreants includes “Die Another Day” (2002), “Team America: World Police” (2004), “Stealth” (2005), “Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil” (2006) and “Salt” (2010). That doesn’t include about a ...

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