As revealed in the pre-publicity currently saturating the Viacom owned and affiliated cable networks, the film stars Diesel as a "super-duper hero" who uses extreme measures to battle a crew of "sadistic" Russian (!??)
bad guys. The Russian villians are portrayed as a group of "anarchists" who wish to do away with all governments and order (that doesn't sound like a bad idea to me). Obviously, the film will be some silly
fodder for the youth market and other movie audiences, but one still wonders as to how it will add to
the stigmatization of the anarchist movement. And why are the Russians still considered the bad guys
when we have American and Israeli imperialists killing people all over the world.
Enough said. With America's fickle summer movie tastes this piece of corporate propaganda will go the way
of Spielberg's latest flop, "minority report."