John Milius makes the most hardcore, badass Brat Pack movie of them all.
I know somebody who saw Red Dawn for the first time recently. She was shocked to discover that the movie isn't some kind of silly, Home Alone vs the Russkies film but a hardcore, serious, very violent war movie... that happens to star the Brat Pack.
This is the genius of John Milius. He didn't understand what Hollywood wanted out of its teen stars in the 80s, and even if he did I'm sure he didn't give a shit. He made one of the great insurgent films of all time, a movie that would play as well today in Afghanistan as it does in your living room. What's great about the movie, from a kind of camp perspective, is that almost none of the actors are up for the job; while Milius is making a balls out war film, future Amazing Spider-Man star C. Thomas Howell and friends mostly look uncomfortable (I suspect a couple of you may disagree with me, but I think this is part of the movie's weird charm).
The remake of Red Dawn still sits on a shelf. Hopefully it stays there.