Indy Not Easy


I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last night and enjoyed it (a full review will be coming this weekend). However some people in Russia apparently don't feel the same. (Source)

Indiana Jones makes Russian Communist see Red

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Communist party members condemned the new Indiana Jones' film on Friday as crude anti-Soviet propaganda that distorted history and called for it to be banned from Russian screens.


"What galls is how together with America we defeated Hitler, and how we sympathized when Bin Laden hit them. But they go ahead and scare kids with Communists. These people have no shame," said Viktor Perov, a Communist Party member in Russia's second city of St Petersburg.

Puh-leez! The film was suppose to emulate the feelings and tensions of the era. America was very anti-communist in the 1950s. Perov seems to have forgotten that there was something called the Cold War going on at the time. I wasn't there for the 1950s, but I was there for the last 20 years of the "War" and let me tell you that the thought of it actually heating up was a little scarier than terrorists.

"Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett (are) second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA. We need to deprive these people of the right of entering the country," said another party member, Andrei Gindos.

Looks like Harrison is going to have to cancel that vacation on the Caspian Sea he's been planning.

"Second-rate actors?" Seriously??

"Our movie-goers are teenagers who are completely unaware of what happened in 1957," St Petersburg Communist Party chief Sergei Malinkovich told Reuters.

"They will go to the cinema and will be sure that in 1957 we made trouble for the United States and almost started a nuclear war."

"It's rubbish ... In 1957 the communists did not run with crystal skulls throughout the U.S. Why should we agree to that sort of lie and let the West trick our youth?"

It's a movie, not a documentary you brainless Commie!

In closing, I have three words:

"I like Ike!"
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haha. "I like Ike"... ;-)

I liked Indy IV as well... and WOW. Can't believe they are banning the movie.

Totally agree with all your retorts.
They'll try to ban it, but I'm not sure they be able to. They're probably afraid that showing it in theaters will cut into their bootleg-DVD sales of the film. :p

Edited at 2008-05-23 04:02 pm (UTC)
"I like Ike" indeed. :P The Russians are being stupid about this though. It's just a film. A good one though although the ending... ah well.
The trouble people cause....
It is just a movie and have you forgotten the Cold War?

And like they didn't have their propaganda movies against us in those days...

I hope to see Indy soon :)
ah well i suppose its to be expected that someone would be upset & its not the first time for the series - Indian Hindus protested about ' the temple of doom.'