Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson
Patrick Swayze fans could fly into a rage, but this remake of the laughable, lovable 1984 invasion movie ought to be a vast improvement. How could it not? Thor’s likable Hemsworth is more lighthearted than the late Ghost star, the trailer is packed with endearingly dumb action heroics, and the villain was altered in postproduction from the Red Chinese to the hiss-worthy North Koreans (a smart change, given the importance of foreign box office). If possible, watch this with a midnight crowd of furious Tea Partiers—the kind who insist they can see Russia from their house.