Just because something is absurd doesn't make it funny. Yea, Red Dawn is pretty cheesy but I don't think they made it as a comedy.
I still laugh at the ROFLcopter every time I see it.
was there really that much HATE during the cold war or was it more fear and missunderstanding ?
Nope, not just as funny, but still funny - we've already seen that picture, remember? Pacific Theater, WW2.Would the same picture be just as funny with soldiers raising the American flag in front of say...the Kremlin?