In the days of Shakespeare the whole world was a theater, in our own days he was captured by a television. The purpose of the TV is to make stupid zombies out of people and take out your brain, with which it perfectly manages to this day.
The magic spell of Kohan Kosh "Petrificus Totalis", that he uses on Ivan, is based on the spell "Petrificus Totalus" from the Harry Potter books, in which the characters can turn people into stone (it is translated from Latin as "petra facere - turning into stone" and "totalus - completely"). See more »
The "School on the Taganka", where Nadya is going to, in the movie doesn't look anything like the real School Nr. 2104 on the Taganga in Moscow. See more »
If there is no faith, there is no safety. You have to believe in your fatherland, your home country. Believe in the good and in god.
Just believing? That's all?
Just believing. That's completely enough. And it's also good to follow the traditions.
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The movie begins with a quote from a Russian philosopher about being a Russian. See more »
Georgiy Skomorovskiy clearly hasn't read the Dawkins...
The blatant propaganda of this film is only the tip of the iceberg. The characters look horrendous, and are just pasted on top of the backgrounds (the only decent part of this film) with no care to layering/blending. The writing contains no subtlety, and in case the on-the-nose dialogue spoken by the poorly-animated mouths of the characters that look worse than designs done in a student web-series do not convey it well enough for you, there are jarring cuts from the animated narrative to a live-action present day to pound the message into your skull with a cross. These live-action bits serve no other purpose. Not only do the lines not match the animated characters' mouths, but also not characters' in the live-action parts. The score is often inappropriate for the scenes it's used in, such as the intense metal track playing over some kids doing push-ups. There is one track that is played several times during the film that is a copy of John Williams's "The Invisibility Cloak/The Library Scene" from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The list of atrocities committed by this film is ceaseless. If you are considering watching this for any reason, I simply urge you to ABJURE.
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