Archive for the Tag 'irina spalko'

May 25 2008

Posted by Irina under Reviews

“I Vant to Know!”

We were lucky enough to see Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the first matinee on Thursday, and are happy to report that Cate Blanchett was absolutely phenomenal as Agent Irina Spalko. Her accent was impeccable, the portrayal a delicious mix of sinister and sexy and overall a wonderful addition to the lore of the Indy franchise.

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What did you think of the film and Blanchett’s portrayal? Please leave your thoughts in the comments if you so desire. Without ruining the film’s ending for anyone, we’re especially interested in a discussion as to what exactly happens to Spalko during the film’s climax - it’s definitely open to some personal interpretation.

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Apr 26 2008

Posted by Irina under Agent Spalko Schwag

Sugary Spalko Sweetness

The only thing better than watching the evil and alluring Agent Spalko on screen might be to… drink her sweet nectar, or something. Now that everyone is sufficiently uncomfortable, have a look at Agent Spalko as the centerpiece for Dr. Pepper’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull marketing campaign. An evil Russian by any other name would taste as sweet…

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For more interesting and frankly - crazy - Indy 4 tie-ins, have a look at ThrowMeTheIdol.com.

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Apr 24 2008

Posted by Irina under Uncategorized

Cate Blanchett’s Spalko - Kinky?

From EW.com - Another focus of chatroom buzz has been the baddies, a nasty group of Russian soldiers and operatives in search of the title object because of its reputed mind-controlling powers. (About time, says Ford, that Indy moved on from tangling with German SS officers, as he did in movies 1 and 3: ”We plum wore the Nazis out. Couldn’t go there again.”)

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The leader of the KGB-backed pack is Cate Blanchett, in a severe, straight-banged, ink black wig, as Agent Irina Spalko. She’s a born interrogator. Gimlet-eyed and handy with a sword, she crosses blades with Mutt. Asked if Agent Spalko gives off a vaguely dominatrix vibe, Lucas says, ”Not so vaguely,” and bursts out laughing. Could be the kinkiest thing he’s helped brainstorm since he put Princess Leia in a gold bikini and chains in Return of the Jedi.

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