I Hope We Get Russian Bad Guys In Movies Again
So when you start noticing things like the fact that Russia kind of doesn’t have elected leaders, they’ve taken over two countries on our lifetime, and recent relations with Ukraine have been changing – the cold war is kind of heating up. (Admittedly it’s because Russia wants it as it made them feel good about themselves, whereas we don’t care anymore.)
However while China is likely willing to sit on the sidelines and watch us be dumb there is at least a silver lining in these recent developments. It means we might be able to have Ruskie’s as the bad guys in our films. If you remember back (or watch old movies) the commies were practically in every movie. Now though?
We either get some nondescript middle eastern terrorists, some smart British guy, or we get a full inversion where the bad guy is someone who thinks the hero is Russian. YEAH I’m talking about Hot Tub Time Machine – it has layers guys (watch it).
Hell even in the remake of Red Dawn we sort of kind of had North Korea which we waffled on to have Chinese ticket sales (which lol no). In truth we are more in a Cold War with China but we can’t make them bad guys because they kind of own too much of our modern lives.
Russia though, I mean fuck them. Hell it’s the main reason I am against Trump (apart from the everything). All of his weird monetary ties through campaign managers, Putin snapchats, and asking them to spy on America only 1 of which is POSSIBLY false – having a president who’s buddy-buddy Russia means we just get like Muslims and Mexicans as bad guys.
Not to take work away from people like Danny Trejo and Aasif Mandvi, but Russians are just cooler bad guys. I mean give me an ice cold West Bloc girl who drinks vodka like a fish as a seductress who gets the codes from Liam Hemsworth (BECAUSE FUCK YOU RED DAWN YOU CHOSE THE WRONG HEMSWORTH) – I’d watch the fuck out of that movie. Some guy who’s better off as a mid-boss in Iron Man though – nah thanks.
Anyway, I’m sorry, but that just happens to be how I feel about it. What do you think?
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