Indiana Jones attacked by real-life Commies!


This time around, some of Indiana Jones' greatest enemies may be writing the reviews.

If you've seen the last Jones film, or even if you've just caught one of the commercials, then you know that Indy's latest nemesis is the evilest empire of them all: the Soviet Union.

While I cut my teeth on the first Jones movies and thrilled to his attacks on swarms of Nazis, I have to admit that I was kind of excited to see him facing down the Commies. After all, these were the grim-faced warriors who plagued my childhood. Growing up outside of Washington D.C., my family had contingency plans in case of nuclear war. In 1973, when my father was working in the Pentagon, we spent a couple of days stocking the basement in case the Arab-Israeli war escalated into a nuclear exchange. By the time I was in high school, I'd more or less decided that, if the nukes came, I'd drive into the city to meet them. Needless to say, The Day After made a big impression on me.