Trump, do not disconnect, let us the evil Russians in the movies
For a work to be of high quality and well received by the public, it must respect certain codes. We provide benchmarks. For American films, it is the Russian villain.
It has been going on for decades and we never get tired of it. The blow of the big bad guy Russian fucker shit without faith nor law, nor heart, nor anything else. Man, woman, old, young, beautiful, ugly: no matter. If the character is Russian, beware as there is a bastard . Here are a few that have marked us.
Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in “Rocky IV”
Impenetrable, it looks like a robot. The guy does not feel anything, shows nothing but hatred and a constant desire to destroy those who put himself in his path. When he gets into the ring, he wants to kill. Best of all, it is a cheater who prides steroids to gain muscle . Bouuuuh, shame, Rocky the nice, it’s only natural, unremitting training and sweat.
Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) in “Air Force One”
Leader of a terrorist nationalist Soviet Union – a tautology in this kind of film – Ivan Korshunov hijacks a plane commander and behaves like a jackal , especially against the president States played by Harrison Ford. Released in 1997, the subject still resonated perfectly, not long after the official end of the Cold War.
Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
Not the best of the saga, that’s for sure, but the performance of Cate Blanchett remains rather good. With a strong focus and well flared sentences, it embodies the basic Russian, boorish, belligerent, cold . Even when it comes to a physically intelligent young woman. A Soviet remains a brothel soviet.
With the cup of Mireille Mathieu, great star in Russia. Logic.
Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) in “Iron Man 2”
His father, Anton, was an illustrious scientist who helped Tony Stark’s father, Howard, build the ARC reactor. Like father like son, Ivan inherited his intelligence and his hatred for Stark . And his passage in a Russian prison obviously only made him more gruff and strange.
Lev Andropov (Peter Stormare) in “Armageddon”
In the quasi-suicide mission launched to save the earth from an enormous asteroid supposed to crash, this is the most breakout guy. The colonel Andropov, craft cosmonaut, does not tolerate amateurism or the behavior of other lads sent with him . Asocial, the guy wants to fix everything by being violent. An iron breaker without any softness or finesse.
Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) in “Good Kisses from Russia”
Usually women want to finish with James Bond. No Rosa (and some others in the 25 films), who wants more than anything to plant 007 with his hidden blade in his boot . Although she is not clearly presented as a representative of the USSR (to pronounce the urce please), Rosa is nevertheless in direct and secret relation with the SMERSH and SPECTER, organizations and tools of the communist superpower .
Alexei de Sadeski (Peter Bull) in “Doctor Folamour”
A Soviet ambassador to the United States, Sadeski acts as an intermediary between the US President and the Prime Minister of the USSR in their mutual will to annihilate themselves through nuclear weapons. Rather quiet, reasonable and predictable, it still ends up fuck bread in the mouth of General Turgidson .
Colonel Podovsky (Steven Berkoff) in “Rambo 2: Mission”
Wherever they could, these bastards of communist came to shit the ricans. Including Asia and Vietnam, specifically. Podovsky is a pal as a pig with the northern Vietnamese and runs a camp in which American soldiers are detained. Which Rambo, whom he tortures with application. Here, we have closed the loop, beginning and concluding with this good old Sly. Who wants to continue seeing evil Russians?