7.26.2010

A Russian resurgence

Are the Russkies back as bad guys? Maybe so:
And why, I wonder, have the Russians been revived as the enemy? Are Middle Eastern terrorists washed up as villains? The story, by the screenwriter Kurt Wimmer, revives Cold War wickedness, presented without irony. It seems that, years ago, Russian children were kidnapped, taken to an abandoned monastery in Siberia, and trained by a kind of Soviet Fu Manchu to speak English with American accents and idioms... the actual Russian sleepers who were recently booted out of the country seem to have mainly kept a close watch on top-secret goings on in Montclair, New Jersey.