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Indiana Jones -- Political Pawn?Posted Friday, May 23, 2008, at 10:02 PM
The Adventures of Propaganda Jones?
The Communist party came out against the newest installment of the Indiana Jones franchise on Friday calling it "crude, anti-Soviet propaganda that distorts history". Huh?
When I was growing up my Mommy told me don't worry, that's not real. Granted, watching a historical film is something entirely different, but we're talking about an adventurer that is named after George Lucas' dog. Should people really be up in arms about it that much?
They also attack two of the films stars Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett. They call them "second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA." Again -- Huh?
Wait, it gets better.
They back up their claim that the film distorts history in the most plausible explanation of events in the 1950s.
"They (Russian youth) will go the cinema and will be sure that in 1957 we made trouble for the United States and almost started a nuclear war."
Wait for it… wait for it.
"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?"
Now you know the truth kiddies -- if not for Dr. Jones, the Cold War would have never ended.
(Movie) History lesson 101
* Movies that are not stamped "documentary" could in fact not be real.
* If you are basing your knowledge of history strictly on films, you should know that yes, in fact, the Titanic did sink but Leo DiCaprio would have let go. Just a hunch.
Everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend and be safe.
Until then, ciao.
Check out link for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review.
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