Don’t piss off the Soviets. We’re talking to you, Mr. Spielberg
May 27, 2008 Leave a comment
According to Reuters, Communists in the former Soviet Union are a little pissed off about the portrayal of KGB agent Irina Spalko in the new Indiana Jones movie.
Wow, the Soviet Communist party is still around?
Apparently they’re upset about revisionist history casting the former-Soviet Union in a bad light.
“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.”
The best part is that they unpacked the old communist-y lingo to deride the acting of both Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett (who is actually Australian):
“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.
Actually, this is eerily similar to the protests that erupted after the release of the second Indiana Jones movie, the “Temple of Doom” when evil Indian death cult leaders protested their portrayal in the movie.