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Worst: Cliched Russian mobsters
Do you know we're raising a whole new generation of moviegoers whose default big city villains are Russian mobsters? Hey Italian and Irish-American communities! Stand up and be heard! Don't let them take your turf! We're kidding, of course, no ethnic group deserves to be pigeonholed by Hollywood and right now the Russian-American community must be pulling their hair out. We've literally lost count of how many movies over the past five years have featured Russian mobsters as the primary villains. Is this something that actually plays well in one of the world's fastest growing box office markets? We find that hard to believe. Give it a rest Hollywood and least try to find more creative villains, O.K.?
- Gregory Ellwood