Watched this in preparation for reviewing the updated 2012 version. The best way for me to describe the difference is that I gave Red Dawn 2012 a 1/2 star before watching this, after which I upgraded Red Dawn 2012 to 1.5 stars.
The acting, the plot, the special effects are all horrible. It's nice to see Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in a film together outside of Dirty Dancing. She's so angry!