Head of the World Archaeological Congress, Professor Claire Smith from NSW's Newcastle University, said the fourth instalment in the adventure series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
, would spur interest in archaeology around the globe.</p>
But she said if the character played by Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford was a real archaeologist, his methods would face stern criticism from colleagues. [this immediately makes the entire article null and void, because he is NOT a real archaeologist, it's a film.]
Prof Smith told the ABC: "In pursuit of 'fortune and glory' Jones ignores international treaties, treats human remains as weapons, and destroys archaeological sites in a bid to escape from potential entombment, and other worrisome possibilities".
[I forgot that reality archaeology was so exciting! That's what I'd rather pay 12 bucks to see! - - once again, does this woman not realise it's a film? I also find it noteworthy that she considers being buried alive a "worrisome possibility." Nice one, Claire.]
"Archaeologists are concerned with preserving the past, not making a profit from it, and sometimes Jones seems more finely tuned to the commercial value of an artefact than the information it can give us about past peoples. [He's an ACTION HERO! this is HOLLYWOOD!]
"Our women don't look like Nazis, but maybe Cate Blanchett was threatened by unemployment, so ... she made this film," Perov said.
"Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett [are] second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA. We need to deprive these people of the right of entering the country," said another party member, Andrei Gindos.
Actors working for the CIA? Say what, child? Let me introduce you to the good versus evil dichotomy. You may have seen it in, I don't know, Every single action film there is?!!? Set in that time period, the russians and the americans were enemies and that's just history. It's not a personal blow at russia today.
This whole thing it's so nuts I laughed the whole way through... And guess what, I'm seeing Indiana Jones tomorrow. Give us all a break and watch a good film, Smith.
Found this article that actually almost made me cry with laughter. Some people, I believe, actually write this shit.
INDIANA JONES: ANTI SOVIET PROPAGANDA?