Otherwise, why are we quietly releasing frankly anti-Russian and anti-Russian films?
Recently, another Hollywood action movie “Red Dawn” (“Red Dawn”), which domestic distributors for some reason called “Elusive”, went to the Russian film distribution. Apparently, by association with cult Soviet films about the “elusive avengers” of the Civil War period. Especially since the storyline of Soviet films and American “Elusives” is quite similar: both there and there young people, many of whom are still schoolchildren, are fighting for the freedom of their country. Only the Soviet "elusive" are fighting with the White Guards, but the Americans have found a truly exotic enemy - the North Koreans. About how and why the North Koreans were in America, and even in the role of invaders, will be discussed a little later, but first we should talk about stories the creation of the Red Dawn - The Elusive.
Even before the director of "Elusive" Dan Bradley began shooting, it was known that this film will be a remake of the same film "Red Dawn" 1984, directed by John Milius, based on the book of the famous American, so to speak, writer Tom Clancy. You can talk about Tom Clancy and his books for a long time, but the easiest thing to do is to characterize him with one phrase - “militant stars and stripes graphomaniac”. Clancy is also called an author who works in the genre of alternative history, but this is fundamentally wrong, since there is nothing historical in his books. Clancy is more of a fantasy, as he repeatedly described the failed Third World War. Of course, in his books the good stars and stripes guys always won, and the cruelly beaten Russian bear crawled off to lick his wounds "into the depths of Siberian ores." Despite the fact that the work of Tom Clancy can hardly be called literature, nevertheless his writings sometimes inspired some Hollywood figures, especially during the Cold War. That is exactly what happened with the “Red Dawn” of the 1984 model of the year, which came to the Hollywood court just because of its anti-Soviet plot.
The plot of the book and the film is simple and unpretentious, like a faceted glass, to which Clancy, it seems, was often attached in the process of creating his paranoid opuses. The “evil empire”, the Soviet Union, meanly attacks the light of US democracy, occupies half the country, implants socialism with an inhuman face and strongly oppresses the freedom-loving Yankees. But this was not the case: the heroic American schoolchildren from a small town create a partisan detachment and in every possible way poison the life of the invaders, setting up sabotage and sending them to the other world in batches. 1984's Red Dawn is a typical film warlord during the Cold War, as mediocre and meaningless as Rambo-2, Rambo-3, Red Scorpion, and a bunch of Hollywood junk created to raise the cheering patriotic spirit the americans. The creators of this, if I may say so, cinema counted on that.
But the fact is that the cold war is long over, and even Western leaders admit this (at least in words). However, in 2012, movie screens, including Russian ones, came out with a remake of “Red Dawn” - “Elusive”, in which American schoolchildren again fight with Russian paratroopers and, of course, destroy them with all sorts of clever ways. True, the film is slightly “formatted” in accordance with the spirit of the times: this time the Russian paratroopers play only a secondary role, speaking as assistants to the North Korean invaders.
How poor, tiny North Korea has occupied the United States, you ask? It is very simple: first, the North Koreans struck the States with some kind of electromagnetic impulse, and then they took up and threw the troops onto most of the country. All ingenious is simple, which was once again brilliantly proved and even shown by the director of “Elusive” Dan Bradley.
True, the director did not consider it necessary to tell the viewer where the powerful American army had gone, aviation and the fleet. The film generally contains only three American Marines, all three of which, for some reason, are near retirement age. But, as it turned out, they weren’t very much needed: the American schoolchildren had so quickly parted in partisans that even Afghan Mujahideen with twenty years of sabotage experience would envy them. Another star-striped superhero, John Rambo, would have felt unprofitable. While he was swinging for many years, learning to fly a helicopter and shoot arrows with exploding arrows, his fellow countrymen on the move mastered all these wisdom and showed the unfortunate North Koreans where the crayfish hibernate. Of course, the Russian paratroopers, who so inappropriately turned up under the hot hand of the elusive school guards, got a lot of nuts.
Giving an artistic assessment of this film, as well as assessing the mental usefulness of its director and screenwriters, does not make sense, since this must be handled by experts. In this case, another question is much more interesting: who allowed the film to be released on Russian screens, in which Russian soldiers are presented in the form of evil and stupid subhumans? And the soldiers are modern, and not from the "damned Soviet past." And why should Russian spectators look at their grotesque paratroopers and at how they are killed by the nauseated American patriotic schoolchildren?
In any other country, for such provocative filmmakers, many officials from those who are responsible for "culture" would have lost their posts. But not in Russia. We have a box office at the forefront, not a sense of national dignity. If our distributors are given free rein, they will, without batting an eye, begin to show the Nazi chronicles in cinemas on 9 on May - in color and in 3D. And there is no doubt that there are many who want to look at something similar, since the “Elusives” gathered in Russia, if not a record, but still a good cashier. In any other country, offended viewers would protest after showing such degrading national dignity, and if it happened somewhere in the Arab Middle East, cinema owners and film distributors would have to hastily carry their feet out of the country. But in Russia, such things pass with impunity. And all because for some officials, distributors and viewers, Russia has long ceased to be the Motherland, and has become “this country,” as they call it. Therefore, when Americans kill Russian "invaders" on the screen, nothing Russian moves in their, as Vysotsky said, "soured and sprinkled" souls. Well killed ... And what's the big deal? Americans are fighting for freedom, for democracy, and "this country", as everyone knows, has always been the aggressor and bulwark of obscurantism. So it turns out that everyone is happy: the distributors profit from the hire of the anti-Russian film, and the audience relaxes with a popcorn bucket and a cola. And what is on the screen - it does not matter, "Elusive" or the Nazi chronicles in 3D ...
Our authorities talk a lot about a strong and independent Russia. The first persons of the state, with feeling and disposition, read in flawlessly correct texts, in which paternal care for the Motherland is clearly visible. But at the same time, the American film companies are quite calmly sending anti-Russian paskvili to roll to Russia, as if this is not an independent sovereign country, but the state of Hawaii - the American colony since 1894. Americans, it seems, it even does not occur to the movies that films like “The Elusive” can offend someone in Russia. And even if it comes, then they don’t care about the opinion of the natives, because from these natives, starting from 1991, for a long time only one thing is required - to change their natural resources for gum, coke and Hollywood film stitching. That is why, before talking about the independence of Russia, you just have to walk to the nearest cinema and see what is going on there. There can go and "Elusive", and "The Secret Pass Dyatlova" - another brainchild of the famous Finnish-American director-Russophobe Renny Harlin, author of the anti-Russian libel "5 days of August." Fortunately, this “film masterpiece”, despite all the protests of the “liberal public”, was still banned from showing in Russia, but only because the showing of this film could have caused anger at the very top. Everyone is well aware of the personal attitude of the first persons of the state to such a character as M. Saakashvili, and the events of August 2008. After such films, shot about any other country, Renny Harlin would be banned from entering for life, but not in Russia. Just two years ago, an American Finn called himself “a real Georgian” and violently branded “Russian invaders” by portraying them in his libel as a gang of degenerates, rapists, sadists and murderers, and now, as if nothing had happened, he comes to Russia and makes films here .
What did the classic say there - do not understand Russia with your mind? How to understand if you know the source data. And they are very simple and obvious: in addition to the Hawaiian colony, the United States has at least one more. Larger is several thousand times richer, but this does not change the essence of the matter. Colony - it is a colony.