Thursday, January 08, 2009

Indiana Jones and the Russian Communist Party

Honest to God, I love the Russian Communist Party for these gems, like demanding the kidnapping of James Bond and asking McCain to kill himself. This one is a bit dated, but I found it in searching for reasons that might explain the plot of the most recent Indiana Jones movie (like Lucas coming down from meth addiction or what have you). Here is Reuters on the RCP reaction to the movie:

"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.


"Our movie-goers are teenagers who are completely unaware of what happened in 1957," St Peterburg 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?"

So, when did they run with crystal skulls throughout the U.S.? 1956? 1958?

I tend to think that some movies are so bad that they should be seen, perhaps more so than ok movies. The new Indiana Jones movie is bad enough to be worth watching, and do rent the DVD for the extra features where Spielberg and Lucas explain their creative process. My favorite 2 Lucas proposed titles: "Indiana Jones and the Aliens" and "Indiana Jones and the Son of Indiana Jones."

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