China Panic: The Movie

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Nov. 8 2013 10:08 AM

China Panic: The Movie

The political correctness police forced the horrendous Red Dawn remake to adapt from a scare-'em-up about China to a much less realistic/frightening allegory about North Korea. The makers of Dragon Day would not make such a weak concession to The Man. Look at the Middle Kingdom symbol that appears when the Chinese take over; look at the rich reds on the "loyalty" bands Americans must wear after the collapse.

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The distributors at Matter Media say that Dragon Day has "a plot that’s eerily close to what might be just around the corner." Perhaps it's best watched as part of a double feature with the year's other major debt/fiat money panic film, Silver Circle.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.